Green Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery, Hawkinstown, Baker County

Green Grove Christian, Methodist, Episcopal Church and Cemetery, Hawkinstown, Baker County

Green Grove church, as it is known by the locals, is a tiny Black church off of Sunset Avenue (Georgia Route 200) in Hawkinstown. Green Grove is also known for its fairly large cemetery located to the left of the church. As of 2014 it still has a congregation.

Green Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Cemetery

Green Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Cemetery

Former Site of Mount Airy Baptist Church, Hard-Up, Baker County

Former Site of Mount Airy Baptist Church, Hard-Up, Baker County

Old Mount Airy Baptist Church is long gone now thanks to the vandals that set it on fire. It was known as one of the 7 (there have only every been 4, really) ‘haunted’ churches on ‘7 Churches Road’ (Really Hard-Up Road). Some called it the ‘castle church’, it was really just a simple Black church that had lost it’s congregation due to a move. (Private Property)

Rows of Broken Headstones

Mount Airy Baptist Cemtery

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Old Mount Airy Baptist Church (Photo Credit:  Baker County Historical Society)

Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery, Crestview, Baker County

Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery, Crestview, Baker County

The Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery sits beside where Oak Grove Baptist Church once sat. Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery is a Black cemetery and is located on land owned by Willow Nook Farms. A new Oak Grove church has been built in another town, but it is now a Free Will Baptist church. (Private Property)

Grave of Carry Curry

Sikes Graves

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Photo of Oak Grove Baptist Church after its abandonment and before its destruction. (Photo Credit:  Baker County Historical Society)