Mt. Zion Methodist

Evans County
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Org 1888
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Photography by Randall Davis

Almost Gone But Not Forgotten

Mt. Zion, located in Evans County, is another of the once thriving rural churches that will soon be lost to the ages.  The cemetery will be the only reminder of what once stood here over 100 years ago.  We know very little about it  but according to Brian Brown and his Vanishing South Georgia website, the church was formed as Eureka Congregationalist Church around 1888 and evolved into Mt. Zion Methodist sometime around the turn of the century. If anyone has anything to add, please contact us.

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 Mt. Zion Methodist 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.