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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