Friendship Baptist Church in Wilkes County, Georgia, was founded in 1831. It's all but abandoned now, and closed to the public. There are no signs of visitors, no dead flowers on graves, no outside signs of painting or maintenance of any kind in recent years. But, the structure is still sound, the grounds clear of weeds and debris, the cemetery in remarkably though well-worn condition, and one gets the feeling it is still loved by someone. This is a part of the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia (HRCGA.ORG) project that I've been working on.

Friendship Baptist Church
Friendship Baptist Church in Wilkes County, Georgia, was founded in 1831. It's all but abandoned now, and closed to the public. There are no signs of visitors, no dead flowers on graves, no outside signs of painting or maintenance of any kind in recent years. But, the structure is still sound, the grounds clear of weeds and debris, the cemetery in remarkably though well-worn condition, and one gets the feeling it is still loved by someone. This is a part of the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia (HRCGA.ORG) project that I've been working on.