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Shelton Chapel UMC - South Central


History

The first building was a crude log cabin with a board shingle roof. This church was named Shelton's Chapel for Rev. Charles I. Shelton, a local Methodist minister who organized the church. It was located two miles north of the Ocmulgee River and was replaced with another log building prior to the Civil War. This second building was located behind the annex of the present building and, for some time, was used by both Methodists and Baptists. In December 1846, Joseph Hubbard deeded to A. J. Booker two acres for the Methodist Church and one additional acre for the cemetery. In 1847, Andrew J. Booker deeded five acres of land to Charles I. Shelton and the trustees of the Telfair Circuit. In 1861, N. B. Keel deeded two more acres to the trustees. The third and present sanctuary was built in 1902, made of native yellow pine and painted white. Rev. C. C. Lowe was the pastor and it was appointed to the Jacksonville Circuit. There has been Sunday school at this church since the beginning with Sanders B. Walker as the first superintendent.

Location

239 Shelton Chapel Road
Lumber City GA 31549

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Conference Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Administrative Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

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