Andersonville UMC - Northwest


     The beginning of Methodism here is unknown, but their building, on the lot of the present Primitive Baptist Church, was the rebel headquarters in the Civil War.  Before 1880, that building was moved to Mountain Spring with the members joining Bethel on Bump Head Rd., five miles from town.  In 1886, a new church was built in Andersonville.  Later, Bethel closed and its members joined Andersonville UMC and County Line UMC.
     On March 3, 1904, the 1886 building was blown down by a storm.  Rebuilt in 1905, it was used until 1928, when it became unsafe.  As the membership was so small, they accepted the hospitality of the Baptist Church until 1938, when a new building was built on the present site.  C. A. Johnson gave the lot and materials from the old church were used.  A tornado damaged this church on April 17, 1947.  Again they rebuilt and had paid the total $10,272.93 by Sept. 4, 1949, when it was dedicated.  By 1951, the membership had grown to 56.  Stained glass windows were added in 1971, and a fellowship hall, classrooms and pastor's study finished in 1982.


102 S Oglethorpe Street
Andersonville GA 31711