Restored First African Baptist Church at Racoon Bluff
The First African Baptist Church congregation was established in 1866, the year after the Civil War ended. The Raccoon Bluff Church was constructed using lumber that washed ashore after the 1898 hurricane. The church's building was abandoned from 1968 until 2000, when it was restored thanks to the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society, the state of Georgia, and the Savannah College of Art and Design.
First African Baptist Church - Racoon Bluff
(before & after)