Pine Level Methodist

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Org 1869
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Photography by Tony Cantrell

This church, in Macon County, was organized in 1869, and some of these members were former members in Lanier County and they brought the name with them. In 1931, Pine Level was on the Oglethorpe Circuit with Corinth, Ideal, and Oglethorpe with Rev. W. E. Dennis as pastor.  They had a membership of 75 at that time.

Pine Level UMC (Oglethorpe Charge), – South Central

2817 Pine Level Road

Oglethorpe, GA 31068

 

This church, in Macon County, was organized in 1869, and some of these members were former members in Lanier County and they brought the name with them. In 1931, Pine Level was on the Oglethorpe Circuit with Corinth, Ideal, and Oglethorpe with Rev. W. E. Dennis as pastor. They had a membership of 75 at that time.

The above is from the book, History of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church 1866-2018 by Anne Packard, page 250.

 

Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, 1885, page 542, includes the following:

Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passage of this Act, it shall be unlawful for any person, or persons to sell, barter, or exchange any spirituous or malt liquors within four miles of Pine Level Church and the academy located within fifty yards of said church, in Macon County.

 

 

Rev. J. C. Postell (1789-1854) kept a diary, 1843, in which he said Lanier in 1858 began to dwindle in size and importance when the Central of Georgia Railroad extended their lines to Oglethorpe. The church (at Lanier) was moved to Pine Level.