Historic Zion Restoration Project

$1,675 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 39 months
For over 160 years, Zion Episcopal Church has watched over the village of Talbotton, GA.  There are not many 160-year-old structures still standing in our country, much less in a small Southern town.  While regular Sunday worship has long ceased, Zion stands as a witness to God's presence in Talbot County and is used for special services and events.  Now, this treasured piece of history needs your help.  If she is to remain as an example of long-suffering hope and tradition, she needs care and repair.

Over $80,000 is needed to fully accomplish the authentic restoration and preservation of  this historic and holy sanctuary.  However,  as donations are received,  the following immediate repairs will be conducted:

    --decaying and separating flying buttresses
    --window glazing throughout
    --decaying window sill behind altar window
    --bell tower sheathing, as well as louvre vents
    --decaying outside walls and soffits

When our goal is reached, we will paint the exterior, replicate the wooden tracery of the bell tower, repair deteriorating shutters and rebuild back doors.

Built in 1848 by James Cottingham, master carpenter, of the finest "heart pine" and walnut lumber,  Zion is an historical  gem.  It is only through the dedication of a small group of interested supporters that it has survived for the last 30 years. 

Your help is needed!  Any donation in any amount is welcome and appreciated.  To God be the glory!
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$1000 down, only $79,000 more to go! Thank you to everyone who has made a donation. If you can't donate money, please share with others and help us spread the word. Every bit of effort helps!
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Photo credit: Patti Collins
Zion Window Latch
Zion Gallery Window
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Help us keep Zion standing!
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Photo credit: Lenny Grant and Alicia Jasper
Bell Tower of Zion
Margaretta White Monument
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$1,675 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 39 months
Created May 24, 2016
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LE
$200
Liz Evans
19 months ago
LS
$100
Linda Sawyer
21 months ago
$25
Anonymous
22 months ago
HR
$100
Heather Roper
32 months ago

The inside is absolutely amazing and would love to see it sound again.

$25
Anonymous
36 months ago
KJ
$25
Kelly Joyner
38 months ago
MD
$100
Martha Dimon
38 months ago
JP
$100
Jan/Judy Pylant/Jenks
38 months ago
$150
Anonymous
38 months ago
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$150
Nancy Manderson
38 months ago
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