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Springfield Baptist Church-Greensboro, Georgia

Greene County

Springfield Baptist Church was founded right after the Civil War. Newly freedmen and women were removed from the First Baptist Church, a white church. Conference minutes of the church reveal that for many years there were more enslaved congregants than white parishioners.

Church members purchased two parcels of land, one of them being the railroad depot where they held their first services. In 1907, this brick building was built with the bricks from the recently demolished Methodist church.

You can read more about the church on their website. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer-Greensboro, Georgia

Organized in 1863, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is the only Episcopal church in Greene County. The church building was designed and constructed in 1868 by J. O. Barnwell. It is an example of Gothic Revival architecture. The first rector was Joshua Knowles. He and his wife are next to the church building.

It was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

1939 photo in the Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)