Grovania Methodist rises from the ashes



If you wandered around south Houston County on a particular day in 1893, you might have seen folks moving the Haynesville Methodist Church building the three miles from Haynesville to Grovania, where it became Grovania Methodist.

Charles and Carolyn Harrison have attended Grovania Methodist virtually all their lives and know its history as well as anybody. They said mules pulled the building over logs that served as wheels and were continually shifted from back to front.

No one in the Harrison family was at the 1893 move, but Charles and Carolyn said they were there 100 years later when the church was rebuilt in 1993 after an arsonist burned it to the ground.

Grovania United Methodist Church, as it became known, was one of many churches burned in the early 1990s by arsonists in Georgia.

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