Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summertown United Methodist Church in Emanuel County

Circa 1881
Alice Knipp Garnto

Summertown is a very small town in Georgia that resulted from settlers who lived in the nearby swamps moving to higher ground to escape the malaria outbreaks. The United Methodist Church building was constructed sometime around the start of this area’s congregation in 1881. It’s built of pine lumber which is common to the area and has been partially restored in the last 15 years or so. There’s also a small cemetery on the right of the church that includes more recent burials. The church discontinued services in the mid-1990s when the population could no longer support having an active church. https://theoldchurchproject.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/summertown-united-methodist-church/

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