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Bush Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church started holding services in a brush arbor in 1862. The first permanent structure was a log cabin. When it burned, the congregation built another wooden church. Brother Martin Barnes convinced the members they should build a stone church, but he died before the church was built. The Rev. L. W. Taylor worked to have a stone church built, and so did the Rev. T. M. Dumas. In April of 1922, the new church was completed, (Ingram, pp. 255-256).
According to Mr. & Mrs. Joe Camp and other members of the church, the land for the church was purchased either from Dr. & Mrs. W. H. Bush or from someone to whom the Bushes had sold the land. Their daughter, Miss Cleo Bush, donated the rock for the building. That is why the church is named Bush Chapel.
Page 189, Barrow County, Georgia Cemeteries, @2000 by the East Georgia Genealogical Society.
The cemetery is divided into 5 sections. Section 1 & 2 are located on the west side of the church on the south side of Horton St. Sections 3, 4 & 5, are located across the road from the church on the north side of Horton St.