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Historic Rural Churches of Georgia presents forty-seven early houses of worship from all areas of the state. Nearly three hundred stunning color photographs capture the simple elegance of these sanctuaries and their surrounding grounds and cemeteries.

“ I am proud to be associated with this book and the movement to preserve the historic rural churches of Georgia. ”

— Foreword, President Jimmy Carter

 “ The sight of an old church strikes a chord deep within us, as if the hymns and prayers that rose in them transformed the structures themselves into sanctums.  Surely, we have entered sacred ground with this rich and lovely book of photographs of Georgia’s historic rural churches. “

Janisse Ray, Author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

About the Authors

Sonny Seals and George Hart, Co-Authors

Sonny Seals and George S. Hart, both of Atlanta, are the founders of Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, a nonprofit formed in 2013 with the purpose of researching and documenting some of Georgia’s most historic and architecturally significant rural churches.

HRCGA is the winner of the 2016 Historic Preservation Medal awarded by the Georgia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The book has won additional awards from The Georgia Historical Society, The Society of Colonial Wars, The Georgia Historical Records Council, and the Art Libraries Society of North America.


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