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Beech Springs M. E. Church-Twiggs County, Georgia

Now known as the Beech Springs Methodist Church, the congregation was founded in 1878. It got its name because of a nearby spring that was surrounded by beech trees. At the time of the church’s founding, there were no nearby Methodist churches.

The church was built by Elbert Millirons, a founding member of the church, with the assistance of two Black carpenters, Uzell Sherman and Joe Sears. The first pastor was Julian Toole.

The church was expanded in 1916 to add Sunday school classrooms. In 1931, the building was completely remodeled which you can see on Brian Brown’s Vanishing Georgia site.

Photo and information pulled from History of Twiggs County by the Major General John Twiggs Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Jeffersonville, Georgia.