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Antioch Baptist Church-Crawfordville, Georgia

Taliaferro County

Built in 1899 by local craftspeople, Antioch Baptist Church was founded by freedmen and women in 1886. The Gothic Revival church sits just off the road in southern Taliaferro County.

There are efforts to stabilize the church, which water has damaged over the years. Former congregation members still return to the church once a year for homecoming.

There is a small graveyard adjacent to the church with burials ranging from 1899 to 2000.

Jennings Baptist Church-Jennings Community, Georgia

Founded in 1894, Jennings Baptist Church can be found in the Jennings Community near Crawfordville, Georgia. As a Jennings, I was curious as to how the church got its name. There are no Jennings buried in the small graveyard.

I dove into census records on Ancestry and found Reverend Littleberry Richard Logan Jennings was a prominent preacher in the area. According to his obituary, he was well-known and preached in Athens, Crawfordville, and other towns in that immediate area. He passed away in 1888 and is buried in the Crawfordville Baptist Church cemetery.

While I cannot confirm that is why the church is named as such, I believe due to its proximity to Crawfordville, that is how the church and community got its name.