First African Baptist Church, 1868, Darien

The most historic African-American congregation in Darien, and perhaps the entire central part of the Georgia coast, Darien’s First African Baptist was founded in 1822. The present design is based on the design of the church built in 1834, which like much of Darien, was burned by Union troops in 1863. This was not related to General W. T. Sherman’s March to the Sea, as some would assume. For more history, visit the church website.

 

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