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Grooverville in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Grooverville Methodist Church

Grooverville Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
1. Grooverville Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church had its beginning in 1832, on the plantation of William H. Ramsey, about 4½ miles Southwest of here. There being no Methodist services in the vicinity at the time he and his family moved to this area. Mr. Ramsey built a brush-arbor near his home and there held Bible study and worship services. Later he joined with other Methodist families and built a long church 3½ miles South on the road to St. Mark. They named this church, Lebanon, and some time during the 1840’s it was made a regular monthly appointment.

In 1856, it was decided to move the church to Grooverville, a more central location, and present site – to Richard Ramsey. M. W. Linton and W. R. Joiner as Trustees, Mr. Linton sawed the lumber and the carpenters from his plantation built the church edifice. The name of the church was then changed from Lebanon to Grooverville and it because the largest on a circuit originally composed of Grooverville, Prospect, Hickory head and Beulah. Three grandsons of Wm. H. Ramsey, the founder of this church, became Methodist ministers in Georgia conference.
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Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-10.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 30° 43.321′ N, 83° 43.607′ W. Marker is in Grooverville, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is on Beasley Road (County Route 79) 0 miles Grooverville Road (County Route 275), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston GA 31626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Liberty Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Olive Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away in Florida); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); West End Cemetery (approx. 10˝ miles away); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (approx. 10.8 miles away); Quitman Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 10.8 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Grooverville Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
2. Grooverville Methodist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,947 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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