Mill Bethel AME in Stewart County is a fascinating site that, unfortunately, we have little information about. Small church congregations like this one once dotted the rural landscape and served their communities as central places to gather, worship, celebrate, mourn, and live out life in the country. Oftentimes, churches like this one also served as school buildings for African American students before public education was offered to them.
Places like this are so important to help us understand the full picture of Georgia’s history. And while we don’t have the whole story of Mill Bethel AME yet, we think it is important to hold this place to create a small memorial in hopes that more information will emerge. If you know anything about this church or the community of people it served, please comment below.
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