• Tour of Homes: The Wrightsboro Church. 1 of 5 Prestigious homes
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The Wrightsboro Church located on Wrightsboro Road just northwest of Thomson is one of the oldest churches in the county having celebrated it’s 200th birthday in 2010.
Members of the Society of Friends, also known as “Quakers,” originally settled the area of Wrightsboro. They moved to the area in the late 18th Century as they fled religious persecution in the northern United States.
The Quakers built a meeting house on the existing church property, but that meeting house burned and another was built. That second meeting house also was lost in a fire, and the existing church building was erected in 1810.
The Wrightsboro Meeting House later became a Methodist church, a church Regena Hawes Hall attended in her early childhood.
Regena’s family is the fourth generation to live in the area. As a small child she remembers attending the church when there were about 30 to 40 who attended each week.
Ms. Hall explained the church only had a preacher give a sermon on the fourth Sunday of the month as the church had to share its minister with the churches in other areas like Camak and Mesena. On other Sundays the church would only have Sunday school classes.
“We didn’t have a separate classroom, so everybody held Sunday school classes in the main part of the church. The youngest kids would have their class in one corner of the church, then there were classes in the other three corners, and the adults had their classes in the center of the sanctuary.”
Ms. Hall and others said the area of Wrightsboro was once a vibrant community that included several businesses and many residents. Its growth was buoyed by the fact an important stagecoach route came through the center of town, but with the growth of the railroad and the decline of the stagecoach’s importance, eventually it began to take its toll on the area.
Finally, in 1963, the church ceased having regular weekly services. However, the church does hold two services each year - a Christmas-time service and the annual anniversary service, which is always held on the first Sunday of May. Following the service, a picnic lunch is held on the church’s grounds.





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