Central Baptist Church

Central Baptist Church

Central Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia was given to the African American Community before the first deed books were recorded at the Clarke County Courthouse.

Today, the property of the old church has no known owner. Visible remnants of the church’s cemetery include concrete steps, an exposed well and an old metal grave marker, for a child who died in 1927.

There is a great deal of concern regarding the adjacent lot that is currently for sale and whether is is connected to the cemetery, as the two lots have the same original parcel number.An archaeological investigation is needed to determine the location of other grave sites within the cemetery.

Nominator/Supporters: Kim Burch (Winterville HPC)

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