Historic Markers Across Georgia

Grooverville Methodist Church

Marker ID: GHM 014-10
Location: At the church on Beasley Road (County Route 79) in Grooverville, GA
County: Brooks
Coordinates: N 30° 43.321    W 083° 43.607
  30.722016    -83.72678
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMBWAJ
Grooverville Methodist Church  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


This church had its beginning in 1832, on the plantation of William H. Ramsey, about 4 1/2 miles Southwest of here. There being no Methodist services in the vicinity at the time he and his family moved to this area. Mr. Ramsey built a brush arbor near his home and there held Bible study and worship services. Later he joined with other Methodist families and built a long church 31/2 miles South on the road to St. Mark. They named this church, Lebanon, and some time during the 1840´s it was made a regular monthly appointment.

In 1856, it was decided to move the church to Grooverville, a more central location, and present site - to Richard Ramsey. M. W. Linton and W. R. Joiner as Trustees, Mr. Linton sawed the lumber and the carpenters from his plantation built the church edifice. The name of the church was then changed from Lebanon to Grooverville and it because the largest on a circuit originally composted of Grooverville, Prospect, Hickory head and Beulah. Three grandsons of Wm. H. Ramsey, the founder of this church became Methodist ministers in Georgia conference.

GHM 014-10 Georgia Historical Commission 1966

Grooverville Methodist Church
Grooverville Methodist Church
Photo by Ken Moser