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Smallest Church in America

US Hwy. 17 South, Darien, Georgia 31305 USA

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Sat 12a-11:59p
  • Independent

“1 of the tiniest churches in America”

The Smallest Church in America was built in 1949 by Mrs. Agnes Harper and is "deeded to Jesus Christ." It is located on US 17 north of South Newport. It's probably not the smallest.. but it's pretty darn small. Signs help you find the place. Area nearby to sit and have lunch. This small church has chairs that will sit 6 on each side. The church is a small white building about 10'x20'. A bell tower (proportional in size to the church) was added to the church in 1998. There are stained glass windows on either side and the back wall. 

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Reviewed by
lensitude

  • 6 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 06, 2015
Rated 5.0

Seeing America's smallest, biggest, best, worst, weirdest, etc, should be a no brainer for all roadtrippers so be sure to mark this one on your map (correction: app). Plus, you get to ring the cool bell beside the church.. try resisting that temptation!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
teddykleisner

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
April 02, 2015

Neat stop right off I95. I concur with Ms. Jenkins. The church is no where near the icon on the mobile app map. It is located off the northbound lane of HWY 17 just about a mile south of I95 exit 67. There is also a geocache at the site.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kinseygrands

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
December 19, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great roadside stop. Unfortunately, recent vandalism caused original church to burn down;however, God's people are stepping up and rebuilding it!!
We met Pat Young, the church caretaker, super nice man! We also met several volunteers there who welcomed us with Gods love, smiles, and warm chili. Can't wait to visit again and see this beautiful place rebuilt! Should be ready 1/1/16.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
rebeccavanhoof

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 03, 2017
Rated 5.0

This was a lovely little stop - and barely a mile off 95. Worth the trip. : )

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jcarteris74

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 17, 2014
Rated 4.0

Easy to get to from I-95. Great place to stretch your legs & take some photos.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AlexandraDoherty

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
December 14, 2017
Rated 5.0

So adorable. We made a ten minute stop with the kids on our road trip. Wrote a prayer in a prayer book and got a few pics. Worth it!

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Reviewed by
ccoleman10

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 21, 2017
Rated 5.0

One of the highlights of our road trip from Washington DC to Orlando! Awesome!!!

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Reviewed by
franktb

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 09, 2017
Rated 5.0

just happened to find this by just enjoying taking a slower pace than the interstate while on a trip to visit my mother on st. simons Island,G.A. back In the early nineties very neat to have found this little wonder told many people about It also I belive that the readers digest had an article about It.

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Reviewed by
alliebritton

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 09, 2017
Rated 5.0

This was a great stop!! Although a little creepy because we stumbled upon it at a bad time on our trip (4 am), you can imagine how the woods behind it could be a little spooky. Driving around it was enough for us! Great stop and easy to find.

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Reviewed by
njdev1ls

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 16, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great little place to visit! I believe the app updated its location.

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Smallest Church in America

US Hwy. 17 South
Darien, Georgia
31305 USA

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