Category Archives: Tallahassee GA

Fraternal Lodge, Tallahassee

The community of Tallahassee is an historic African-American settlement about 5 miles north of Hazlehurst. It likely gets its name from the nearby highway, which was once the Savannah-Tallahassee Road and one of only two roads passing through the county in the early 1870s. This structure, located adjacent to the Tallahassee Missionary Baptist Church, is likely a fraternal lodge.



Tallahassee Missionary Baptist Church, Jeff Davis County

This congregation was established in 1884. It’s one of the oldest African-American congregations in Jeff Davis County.