For Sunday – a Church in North Georgia
Image by UGArdener
This is the Crescent Hill Baptist Church in the Sautee – Nacoochee area of White County, just south of the abomination that is Helen, Georgia
According to Robert LZ: "One-story wood frame church on a stone foundation featuring Gothic Revival windows, a steeple and a portico with slender Gothic columns. Nacoochee Presbyterian Church was founded in 1870. Colonel John H. Nichols built the church in 1871. The original building is now Crescent Hill Baptist Church."
A local tourist information site says:
This lovely gothic style church was built in 1871 by Captain James Nichols who served as a Major of a Confederate Cavalry Regiment. Originally, the affiliation of the church was Presbyterian, but now acts as a Baptist Church. He also built his impressive home next door, which was named "West End", because it resides to the west of the church.
Here is a link to a website that has inventoried and described all of the graves and monuments in the cemetery:
According to this reference, the church seems to have been built along with the nearby Nichols – Hardman House, in the "Second Empire" Style: