This is one of two historic African Methodist Episcopal congregations near Davisboro. I am unsure of the date, but I believe it’s a fairly early church.
Tag Archives: Churches of Washington County GA
Unidentified Church, Washington County
St. James C. M. E. Church (Circa 1915) & Schoolhouse, Washington County
This historic Christian Methodist Episcopal congregation likely dates to the late 19th century. An architectural survey dates the church building to circa 1915. A cemetery is also located on the property.
Down a short lane from the chapel stands this one-room schoolhouse, typical of church-associated African-American communities in Georgia from the late-19th to the mid-20th century. This structure probably dates from 1910-1930.
Tennille Baptist Church, 1903, Washington County
Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1890, Warthen
Constituted in 1790, Bethlehem Baptist’s congregation is thought to be the oldest in Washington County. It was first known as the Church of Christ on Cag Creek (now Keg Creek). It later relocated and was known as Williamson Swamp Meeting House. When they finally moved to Warthen in 1795, they welcomed the members of Paley Church and the old Cag Creek Church and became Bethlehem. The old wooden church burned in 1890 and was replaced with the present structure.
Warthen Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Warthen United Methodist Church, 1886
Dixon’s Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Washington County
Harrison Springs Baptist Church, Washington County
Ohoopee Baptist Church, Washington County
Jackson’s Baptist Church, Washington County
This congregation was established in 1826 and was the church home to many Washington County pioneers.
Some of the earliest settlers of the area are buried in this historic cemetery.
This fieldstone family plot enclosure is likely one of the oldest features of the cemetery, though I was unable to read any names.
The Harman headstones are the oldest in Jackson’s Baptist Cemetery.
William N. Harman (1779?- 20 March 1848)
Lucy W. Harman (1779?-September 1843)
James Rogers (1 November 1807-5 June 1860)
Julia Frances Riddle (1858-1882)