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Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church , founded in 1830 by prominent rice planters in the area , burned in 1882 .

The current structure was reconstructed in 1885 about
During his time in Richmond Hill , Henry Ford helped restore the three aforementioned churches as well as built a non-denominational church of his own . The three miles away and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places . The original church site still contains the oldest public cemetery in Bryan County , known as Burnt Church Cemetery .
Another Richmond Hill landmark , the Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church , is the oldest African-American church congregation in lower Bryan County . This congregation was organized in 1869 by London Harris , a freedman and spiritual leader of the African-American community . The historic Canaan Church on Ford Avenue was originally a part of the Bryan Neck Missionary chapel , named for the mothers of Henry Ford ( Mary ) and Clara Ford ( Martha ), was used by local school children before class each morning and for special programs . The Martha-Mary Chapel is now owned by St . Anne Catholic Church .
Today , Richmond Hill combines these traditions with a growing religious diversity . Whether you are looking for a place to worship , a beautiful wedding facility , or to simply admire the architecture of churches old and new , you ’ ll find plenty of points of inspiration in Richmond Hill .
Baptist Church .
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