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Shiloh-Marion Baptist Church-Church Hill, Georgia

Marion County

Shiloh-Marion Baptist Church is the only remaining building representing the small community of Church Hill, Georgia. The community was named because of the five churches in the immediate area.

The congregation began in 1812, and the Greek Revival, a one-room church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Archives at Mercer University revealed that prior to the end of the Civil War, there were Black and white members. It is unknown how the enslaved men and women participated in church services. Since there isn’t a separate gallery, it is likely these men and women listened to services outside the church. It is less likely they held their services, separate from the white church members.

There is a cemetery that I will explore at a later Tim.

Pasaquan-Marion County, Georgia

Pasaquan is the creation of artist Eddie Martin, also known as St. EOM. He was born into a family of nine siblings. He escaped to New York to escape his abusive father.

Upon his return to Georgia in 1957, he inherited an 1898 farmhouse and four acres from his mother. He converted the farmhouse and the land to showcase sculpture he made with the help of his friends.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The site is managed by Columbus State University. More information can be read at the SPACES archive.