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Unidentified Church-Ellaville, Georgia

This building was at the bottom of the hill from the Union Hill AME Church, so it could be a social hall for the church.

Mill Bethel Missionary Baptist Church-Stewart County, Georgia

While I’ve seen this church identified as an AME church, I believe it to be a Baptist Church. Based on obituaries, it was called this until as late as 2017. I can only locate obituaries that refer to this building as Mill Bethel Church or Mill Bethel Baptist Church. According to an announcement in The Ledger and Enquirer in 1980, the church was celebrating it’s 108th anniversary. While I date the building to the early 1900s, the congregation seems to have been founded in 1872.

Omaha Methodist Church-Omaha, Georgia

According to the Stewart County website, this church was built in 1895. This means that it was one of the few buildings that survived the 1913 tornado that flattened most of Omaha. The church was built with a much taller tower, but it was shortened because it was hard to care for it. It once was crowned with a copper spire.

In 2000, the church was deeded to the last members of the church, Blanche and Floyd Morrison. Based on other photos I have seen online, this church was in disrepair. By the yard, the satellite dish, and the new fence, I believe this building is back in use. Whether it is a home, community center, or something else, it’s great to see such a beautiful structure have a second life.