Richland Restoration League

Jeffersonville - Twiggs County

Richland Baptist Church was constituted in 1811, current sanctuary constructed in 1844. For a century, the church was a place of worship for the Richland Creek community; a small community in Twiggs County, Georgia. Services were discontinued at the Church in 1911, leaving it vacant and vulnerable to deterioration. The Richland Restoration League was formed in 1948, undertaking significant restoration of the church and managing its ongoing preservation for over 70 years. Recently, the League was able to provide major structural restoration to the church and has begun repairs to the cemetery. Through community Christmas services, annual homecoming, and other interpretive events, the Richland Restoration League keeps the history of this remarkable landmark alive.

Excellence in Stewardship Awards recognize those who ensure the preservation of historic properties through long-term care and maintenance, stabilization, protection or continuous family ownership.