Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Photo taken by pam phillips in September 2015
+34.68038, -84.2887534°40'49" N, 84°17'20" W
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (formerly Top of the Mountain
Church) is located in Gilmer County, GA on Doublehead Gap Road.
To get to it, take Hwy 53 east to Big Creek Road. Turn Left
onto Big Creek Road, which will turn into Doublehead Gap Road.
Mt. Pleasant is located on the left, across from the entrance
to Rich Mountain WMA (Wildlife Management Area). The church is
a small white building established in 1864. There is an
outhouse out back, and it has the side entrance that was used
in the 'old days' where the women would enter the church, while
the men came in the front. Services are still held there on the
1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
The cemetery is very old, and many markers are just weathered
stones sunk into the ground. It appears that some people have
been researching who is buried at these locations or are
marking them based on information the family may have.
- September 20, 2015: Added by pam phillips