Hopewell Baptist

Abandoned and Endangered County
Org 1847
Photography by Scott Farrar

Samuel Blackwell came to the Hopewell section of Jasper County from North Carolina in 1820. He bought a large tract of land and started a plantation about a mile south of where the church is now. In 1847, he and some other friends organized Hopewell Baptist Church. Samuel was a prominent member of community and is buried at the church. Seven of his sons served in the 32nd Ga infantry during the Civil War.