We know very little about the history of St. Paul AME. We will add to it as we are able to. The original structure is very old and we would guess that it was built around the turn of the century. The vestibule on the front end of the church was added at a later date. We are struck by the fact that the church has no cemetery and no parking lot. It looks abandoned but, in fact, it is still a functioning church that has periodical services. The interior photo reveals that the sanctuary is well kept and has an active life. The church also has the tag line “The Church That Would Not Die” on the sign by the road and attached to the structure. There is a story here and, hopefully, someone will come forth with it.
This is the old part of the church and the construction is typical of a lot of the box churches.
What a pleasant surprise when you step inside. The exterior almost looks deserted but the interior is quite well maintained with everything in its place.
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Forgot to include the link to the actual survey and maps
The land deed was 1877. Still researching this but this is my best lead to as the church.
So not sure if this is the same church, though I might have an interesting lead. In doing my Greene Co., GA genealogy I found a deed from a many times great aunt of mine selling 1 acre of land to an “African M. E. Church”
You can find a post where I share this info here
and then here are some map comparisons of the tract I believe the 1 acre was taken from (the south east corner) and google maps of this church’s location. Really hard to compare those simple surveys to modern time but it looks like it really could be a good fit for the same church, if not likely really close.
She sold the land to
Joe Foster, Robert Johnson, Greene Johnson, David Boon and Sam Parrott “trustees for the African M E Church”
Haven’t been able to identify these individuals and any churches, but very ineresting.
I visited this church today and it was very very cool. I love to visit old churches! I don’t know anything about the church but it’s still God’s house no-matter what.