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Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, co-published by University of Georgia Press and Georgia Humanities, presents forty-seven early houses of worship from all areas of the state. Nearly three hundred stunning color photographs capture the simple elegance of these sanctuaries and their surrounding grounds and cemeteries.
— Foreword, President Jimmy Carter
Aspects of our unique Southern history can only be told through its surviving rural churches. As the southern backcountry rapidly expanded in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the churches erected on this newly parceled land became the center of community life. From these rural communities sprang the villages, towns, counties and cities that informed the way our states were organized and governed.
Your tax-deductible donation to Historic Rural Churches will help keep history alive through digital and physical preservation efforts for Georgia’s rural churches, their history and the communities that support them.