Rockwell Universalist Church

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Rockwell Universalist Church
Rockwell Universalist Church is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Rockwell Universalist Church
Rockwell Universalist Church is located in the US
Rockwell Universalist Church
Nearest city Winder, Georgia
Coordinates 34°2′7″N 83°42′49″W / 34.03528°N 83.71361°W / 34.03528; -83.71361Coordinates: 34°2′7″N 83°42′49″W / 34.03528°N 83.71361°W / 34.03528; -83.71361
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1881
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 85000933[1]
Added to NRHP May 2, 1985

The Rockwell Universalist Church near Winder, Georgia is a rural church built in 1881 in simple Greek Revival style.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1985.[1] It was deemed architecturally significant as a "good example" of its type of post-Civil War rural churches, being a one-room wood frame church with no ornamentation and Greek Revival styling. It was also deemed significant as one of few Universalist churches ever to exist in the state of Georgia. Its NRHP nomination posits that Universalists, though the fifth largest religious denomination in the U.S. before the American Civil War, "did not prosper in Georgia due to their lack of organization and official discipline...[they] were overwhelmed by the popularity of the Baptists and Methodists who comprised over 90 percent of those identifying church affiliation in 1850 in Georgia."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. (February 28, 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Rockwell Universalist Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 20, 2016.  with five photos from 1984