Just off a lazy two lane road, at the end of an unpaved sandy path, you’ll find a tucked-away treasure.
The Chapel at Burnt Fort, Georgia, was originally built in the late 1800s. It was used until the mid 1940s, when low attendance forced the doors closed. The building collapsed in the 1960s, but a decade later, local residents (including some descendants of the original settlers of the area) restored the church to its former glory. The property also houses the only one-room school house left in Camden County, Georgia
There is also a cemetery, with marked graves dating back to the 1850s, and numerous unmarked graves as well.
This beautiful chapel is definitely off the beaten path, but completely worth the drive. I love visiting new places and finding unexpected surprises, so it was a great day. If you’re ever in beautiful southeast Georgia, be sure to see it for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.