Located at the intersection of Ga. Hwy. 51 and Georgia Hwy. 323 Banks County, Georgia


Organized in 1886 by Rev. Ford Gowder, who though blind, was a fervent and forceful religious leader. George James Brooks gave the land in July 1889 on which Mount Carmel Baptist Church was built. Miss Atlanta M. Brooks gave a plot of land for the cemetery in 1907.




Ford Gowder 1886-1899

W. L. Barrett 1899-1916

S. A. Pless 1916-1917

G. W. Wallace 1917-1919

S. A. Pless 1919-1929

G. W. Wallace 1921-1923

N. T. Lancaster 1923-1924

W. M. Slaton 1924-1928

C. W. Davis 1928-1928

W. F. Scales 1928-1936

S. A. Pless 1936-1942

J. Robert Martin 1942-1944

Ed. L. Aiken 1944-1947

Chalmus H. Jordan 1947-1950

Hubert W. Samples 1950-1956

J. W. Morris 1956-1957




Mell C. Meeks 1916

M. H. Chambers 1916-1918

Mell C. Meeks 1918-1923

Carl C. Adamson 1923-1924

A. G. Westmoreland 1924-1930

Mell C. Meeks 1930-1932

Clarence E. Hope 1932-1933

Frank Morris 1933-1937

W. E. Gowder 1937-1941

Mell C. Meeks 1941-1950

W. E. Gowder 1950-1953

Luther C. Jordan 1953-1954

Oscar Chapman 1954-1955

A. G. Welborn 1955-1956

Mell C. Meeks 1956-1959

Sam Chitwood 1959-1963



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