Burnt Church Primitive Baptist

Lanier County
Org 1825
Photography by Randall Davis

The church is laid out in the characteristic fashion of early Primitive Baptist Churches in the Wiregrass area, with doors on each end and in the case of Union, a single double entry in the front of the building. All the benches (pews) are arranged to face the stand (pulpit) from three directions. The church is atypical in that it was provided with a fourth door in the rear of the building, visible in this photo. If that door is not original to the building it was placed before 1900. The bracing against the door is a deterrent to vandals.