Jones Chapel AME Church is an historic church in Clayton, Alabama. I am unable to find much info on the church. I reviewed old obituaries and other notifications in the newspaper and know the congregation has existed since at least 1906. I suspect the church was built around the same time period.
The congregation was founded in 1867 by Reverend Jessie Dinkins.
I am unable to locate any information on the church. Based on burials listed on Find-a-Grave, the congregation has been around since the 1920s. The church is located near the entrance to Providence Canyon.
Founded in 1913, Archery sits on the Webster and Sumter county lines, not far from Plains, Georgia. A historic Black community, it was named for the Sublime Order of Archery, an AME Church relief fund that helped Black families. Bishop William Decker Johnson, Supreme Archer and organizer of the order, moved to the area to start a school and helped build the community.
The community had an AME church, school, and store. Twenty-seven families called Archery, Georgia home. Former President Jimmy Carter lived in Archery for a few years as a child. His boyhood home and family farm is just down the road between Archery and Plains.