Tag Archives: Churches of Warren County GA

First Baptist Church, Warrenton

First Baptist Church was organized circa 1829-1830 and has served the spiritual needs of the community for nearly 200 years.

New Providence Baptist Church, Norwood

I haven’t located a history for this congregation. The earliest burials I found in the adjacent cemetery date to the 1870s.

Little Brier Creek Baptist Church, Warren County

Established in 1777, Little Brier Creek Baptist Church is the oldest in Warren County.

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Warrenton

Pleasant Grove is one of the oldest and largest African-American congregations in Warrenton.

Wilkes Memorial Church of God In Christ, Warrenton

This is such a photogenic church with the Holiness Unto the Lord sign emblazoned across the front. I spoke with a very nice gentleman who was either the pastor or a deacon who noted that it was originally home to a white congregation, built in the 1890s or early 1900s, and became Wilkes Memorial in the early 1950s.

Barnett Methodist Church, Circa 1876

This congregation was once a centerpiece of the railroad town of Barnett, which thrived in the latter half of the 19th century. The building was in bad repair for many years but was recently renovated.

Lawrence Battle (12 December 1889-12 June 1878), a prominent local landowner, gave the land on which the church was built in 1876. He died soon thereafter.

The “Angel of Barnett”

Among the many fascinating markers in the adjoining cemetery, the marble angel marking the grave of Marye Lulu Battle (1865-12 June 1900), is the most revered.

Notable, as well, is this wooden grave marker at the burial site of Jason Hayes (September 1834-June 1908).  On a personal note, I found the graves of several members of the Pate family, which may well turn out to be relatives of mine. One of the names, Maxie Pate, is a name shared by my maternal great-grandfather. I haven’t yet made the connection, but I believe there is one.

Prospect United Methodist Church, 1880, Warren County

The congregation at Prospect dates to 1846. Its simple Greek Revival design is quite typical of rural 19th-century churches in Georgia and suggests that the classical simplicity of the form remained popular with carpenters long after the Greek Revival period.

St. John A. M. E. Church, Norwood

This is one of Warren County’s most historic African-American congregations, dating to 1876.

Shoals Old Line Primitive Baptist Church, 1918, Warren County

This historic church is located on one of the most picturesque sites in this section of the state, rising majestically above the surrounding rocky terrain. It was built in 1918 but the congregation likely dates to the 19th century.