Thomasville Church Added to National Register

By: AP
By: AP

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) --

An African-American church that traces its south Georgia roots to the mid-1800s has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ochlocknee Missionary Baptist Church near Thomasville was
founded in 1848 but the surviving sanctuary dates to the early 20th
century after the original burned in 1918.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which has a
historic preservation office, says the church was added to the
register in part because its simple architecture is a significant
example of rural African American churches of its time.

The National Register of Historic Places is America's official
list of buildings and places deemed worth of protection and
preservation. Structures must be at least 50 years old to qualify
for the list.


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  • by James "Jack" Hadley Location: Thomasville, Ga. on Dec 4, 2010 at 06:24 AM
    Thanks Brother Richard, A great job done. You have put Thomasville/Thomas County and Grady County on the World's Map for this historic peace. What you did is not an easy task. Only dedicated people accomplish this type of mission. We give all credit to GOD. He is our MAKER. Pride of you brother. The family and Friends and all your church members at Oclocknee Missionary Baptist Church appreciates your hard work in the church and community. Keep up the good works. Thanks, Brother James "Jack Hadley"
  • by Richard Location: Thomasville, GA on Dec 4, 2010 at 05:58 AM
    As the member that submitted the proposal to the Historic Committee, I am very proud our church was nominated to the National Registry.It was well worth the effort! All churches with historical archives and qualify in years should seek national recognition. Thanks to the many members and friends that helped this project come to pass!
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