Unidentified Abandoned Church | Sumter County Alabama | c. late 1800s
I've driven twice in the past 4 years to photograph this church (once from Florida and once from Texas) and I still have no more idea about what happened here then when I first saw a photo of it years ago online.
There are no signs or decorations, no names to contact, or numbers to call. Just a magnificent church in a field, forgotten.
Upon my second visit, a local stopped to chat with us and shared that at some point, there were efforts to purchase and stabilize the church, but alas, it still sits here like this, many years after the interest has worn. A small puppy greeted me as I approached the door and as I followed her inside, I was promptly greeted by a symphony of bats wings aflutter.
This beautiful church + cemetery have been lovingly maintained for 185 years.
[Hale County, AL]
This old railroad town is much quieter today than it once was
[Clarke County, AL]
Built in 1906, this impressive mansion has been on the market for years.
[Perry County, AL]
This church sits forgotten, with no signage or markers to tell us her stories.
[Sumter County, AL]
Built in 1882, this is the second church built by this congregation.
[Wilcox County, AL]
Built in 1845, this raised-cottage has had some fascinating residents.
[Dallas County, AL]
Built in 1870, this home has sat empty for many years but its current owner is giving it a new lease on life!
[Russell County, Alabama]
Built in the 1800s by a pioneer family, this home is a magnificent example of the traditional dogtrot style.
[Bullock County, Alabama]
Built in 1853, this abandoned Antebellum church is a unique example of Greek Revival style in Alabama.