Georgia May 20, 2015
9 of the Most Beautiful Churches in Georgia
Are you interested in exploring the beautiful architectural designs and intricate details of the old churches in the state of Georgia? The different counties here have numerous popular churches, which are a major attraction for anyone who wants to marvel at the architectural magnificence and historical importance of these great churches.
Jerusalem Lutheran Church
Built in 1733 on the banks of the Savannah River, it is known as the oldest church in the state of Georgia. You can find it in Effingham County. It is also known as the oldest public building within the state. The church building and the cemetery are the only structures that have survived from the original settlement.
Pearson's Chapel Methodist
This church was built just after the Civil War, in the year 1868. There was a school and a parsonage in the original design, but these buildings were taken down by the locals for lumber. It is a charming structure with a small cemetery, both built according to the old architectural style.
Built as far back as 1788, this church was named Liberty. With time, the church has been restored by the dedicated community in the Oglethorpe County, and is a great specimen of the architectural elegance which was common in the beautiful churches of that long forgotten era!
This beautiful framed structure was originally built in the year 1813, and was symbolic of the intricately designed details that were popular in churches of that time. However, the elegant building that stands on the one acre property site today is a result of countless renovations, with the last construction work being completed in 1914.
The Beth Salem Presbyterian
It is known as the oldest and one of the most prominent historical churches in the state of Georgia. The beauty of the structure is best appreciated by visitors who can notice the design details. The church is part of the “Places in Peril” program, as it needs proper maintenance to preserve its rural beauty.
It is also affectionately called "the Lost Church of Barnett" and, is a quaint structure which draws attention due to its charming style and exquisite location. The small cemetery at the back of the church completes the picture, adding more mystery to the site.
Built in 1876, this charming building is suffering from structural damage and is in desperate need of repair. But the original style and design still holds a major attraction for all. This rural church is a symbol of the visual presence commanded by these structures though out history.
This commandingly elegant church was built in 1848, and since then, it was renovated to accommodate a growing congregation. The current handsome structure was completed in 1906, and personifies the elegant beauty that is unique to a church.
Salem Methodist Church
Dating back to 1889, the church was built on an old Indian pathway, which is called the Kinnaird Trail, in the Atkinson County. The church has been under the care of the Corbitt family ever since it was built by Martin S. Corbitt, and his descendents still take care of the maintenance of this charming structure today.
These beautiful churches are a must see for every enthusiast who wants to marvel at the craftsmanship of the olden days. Do you know of any church in Georgia that you would want to include in this list? Do let us know in the comments.