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Midway Congregational Church

Oldest Church in Georgia

The old Midway church, in Liberty County, Ga., still standing, had for its pastor between 1785 and 1791 Dr. Abiel Holmes, the father of Oliver Wendell Homes, and when President Washington paid his celebrated visit to Georgia in 1790, Dr. Holmes was made the chairman of the committee appointed by the congregation of Old Midway church to greet him. Dr. Joseph LeConte, professor of chemistry in the University of California, says a correspondent of the Boston Transcript, “is one of the products of the Midway church. So also is United States Senator A.O. Bacon, and many people will be surprised to know that Governor Theodore Roosevelt, of New York, is also of this same stock, deriving his connection with Old Midway church through his mother, who was born in Liberty County, and whose progenitors were prominent and influential members of the church.

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The Marion County Patriot, August 24, 1900, Page Two

 

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Midway cemetery has beauty, history

Midway cemetery has beauty, history.

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2012 in EVENTS, Historic Midway Church

 
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Midway Church

Midway Congregational Churcj

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Historic Midway Church

 

Circa 1916

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Historic Midway Church, Photos

 

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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Historic Midway Church

 

Midway Church Sketch

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Midway Curch, circa 1875

Midway Curch, circa 1875

Photograph of Midway Church, ca. 1875
Source: Vanishing Georgia