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.
— Foreword, President Jimmy Carter
Janisse Ray, Author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
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.