March 6th…. Bark Camp Church

Yesterday was a very lovely day,so I walked down to the little church at the end of our road which is 3/4 of a mile from our farm. This little church is full of history… let me show you this unique church.


This is the view you see when coming around a corner from our place.


The graveyard to your right, peeking though the woods.

  

  
The tombstones of the wealthier plantation owners and a soldier who died at the battle of Gettysburg.

And there are quite a few babies lain to rest … this always tugs at the heart as I stand there looking down at these little graves..there were several of the wealthy that loss little ones.

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And of the less wealthy.. these were just a slab of cement with writing  laying above the grave.

  

The second grave where you see the stone broken,was probably done when Sherman was going though on his March from Atlanta to Savannah.

Undated grave,and a young lady’s 

 
Some of the more common graves of this area…

 
This grave site is of a wealthy plantation owner ,who had given written instructions of his burial. There is this reading inside the church.

  

 
This is the will in his handwriting,I found it a little difficult to read. How about you?

Now for the church…

 
The restrooms


Inside from the front of the church then from the back..

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Interesting details…

 
 
 
The preacher wore the carpet thin and his candle overflowed a bit…. and the amen corner

  
The windows

 
The door and foundation

 
Information..

 

Back room ,and of course one had to have a fan in hand in June,July ,and August to survive the heat.

 
And now let’s go out under the trees for a potluck dinner and sweet tea…


A little creek running not far from the church… wonder if anyone was baptized here …

I posted a article from on line for more information if you care to read.

Deb

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12 thoughts on “March 6th…. Bark Camp Church

  1. norma

    Its simplicity makes it a very pretty church. I could see the people gathered on the lawn for a picnic and it was a bit sad somehow. Anyway, I read your article – interesting bit of history.

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    1. Deb Post author

      I know that feeling of sadness ,and the absence of activity. There are special services held there through the year,which always I enjoy seeing. My daughter says she would like her wedding to be there someday even if it is only to marry herself.๐Ÿ˜

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  2. blosslyn

    Such wonderful history, thank you for the tour, it was as good as being there. I love those little white churches, and each one has a host of history, so interesting about how it got its name. Also that a lot of the first settlers were English and how they came to be there ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Deb Post author

      Be interesting to know how many of the wealthy plantation owner were English,I have a feeling quite a few were. Glad you enjoyed the little church!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. KerryCan

    What a lovely little church–I like the austerity and simplicity of the interior. Is it a museum now? Or just standing there, open to the public? I love the photos of the graveyard, too–always drawn to these quiet places.

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    1. Deb Post author

      It is just open to the public ,the doors are always open. At least time I went to visit the doors were unlocked. There’s are registry at the one door that if you care to sign your name and tell where you were from.

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