“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grooverville in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Grooverville Methodist Church

Grooverville Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
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 4 1/2 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 3 1/2 miles South on the road to St. Mark. They named this church, Lebanon, and some time during the 1840s 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.
Erected 1966 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Grooverville Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
2. Grooverville Methodist Church
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 from 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.
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); Elizabeth Elementary School (approx. 6.7 miles away in Florida); Oliver Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away in Florida); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (was approx. 8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); 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).
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