Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church and School

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Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church and School
Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church and School is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church and School
Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church and School is located in the United States
Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church and School
Location232 Martin Ave., Whigham, Georgia
Coordinates30°53′4″N 84°19′45″W / 30.88444°N 84.32917°W / 30.88444; -84.32917Coordinates: 30°53′4″N 84°19′45″W / 30.88444°N 84.32917°W / 30.88444; -84.32917
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1920 and c.1930
NRHP reference #08000714[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 23, 2008

The Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church and School, in Whigham, Georgia, in Grady County, United States, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

The Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in the 1860s. It obtained the Martin Avenue property in 1878. The first church built there, a log building, was destroyed by fire in 1920, and the present church was then built that same year.[2]

The schoolhouse on the property was built around 1930, and was the only school for black children of Whigham and the area until segregation was ended in the 1970s.[2]

Regular worship at the church ceased in the 1980s; in 2008 the church was being rehabilitated.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ a b c Steven Moffson and Steve O'Neil (May 5, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church and School". National Park Service. Retrieved March 17, 2017.