Tag Archives: Screven County

Lovett House-Sardis, Georgia

Screven County

This is the view that caught my attention driving down the road. No one else may see this, but I was reminded of one side of the House of Seven Gables.

The Lovetts have businesses that still carry their name and a cemetery less than a mile from where this house stands.

The Restoration of Walker Grove Baptist Church, Georgia

The Newington Historical Society is working to restore this historic Black church in Screven County. You can read more about this church at Vanishing South Georgia and Historic Rural Churches of Georgia.

You can follow along with the restoration at Walker Grove Restoration on Facebook.

Oak Grove Methodist Church-Screven County

William Elias, 1831-1911
Blossie Jackson, 1899-1926

Oak Grove Methodist Church in Screven County was founded in 1876 by freedmen and women. The current church building dates to 1919. While the church is no longer in use and has fallen in disrepair, the cemetery is still active. This is one of my favorite church buildings. Between the setting and the colors, it’s one I am glad to have seen in person.