Ezekiel Congregational Methodist Church-Waltertown, Georgia

Ezekiel Congregational Methodist Church has captured the imagination of many photographers curious about abandoned structures. It was struck by lightning which adds to the already fascinating details of it’s Gothic Revival facade.

It sits outside of Waycross near an area called Waltertown. I’ve seen two dates for this church, 1874 and 1899. I believe the congregation was established in 1874 and built in 1899. Manning Thigpen built it. The church was named for Manning and Miriam Thigpen’s son, Ezekiel, who died at the age of 12 in 1889.

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