Cedar Grove Methodist Church | Tattnall County, GA | c. 1887
According to Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, this church congregation was formed in 1887 in a member's home, and not long after, this structure was erected.
The community it once served has come and gone and for many years, this church sat empty and neglected. But I am grateful to report that our friend and Southern Hero, Janisse Ray, has taken on the restoration of this beautiful sanctuary. The roof has been replaced and she has plans to finish the restoration in order to offer the space for weddings and events. You can follow her project here.
It took me 2 years of planning to get to this church and it happened in the most fantastic of ways. My good exploring buddy Nicole (of Life Down a Limerock Road) made our way up to Tattnall and were warmly greeted by two of our other Southern Heroes, Brian Brown (of Vanishing South Georgia) and Mike McCall (of Mike McCall Photography)!
We spent the rest of the day rambling the back roads...it was like a dream come true!
Cedar Grove has received a lot of well-deserved press over the past year.
You can tune into watch Episode 3 of Saving Grace that features the new work Janisse is doing to save this piece of history.