According to the best information availabile, the Warsaw Campground was established in the early 1820's by a group of Moravians. The campground was located on what is now "Foxdale Farms." For many years it was known as the "Tol Loftis Place," from the owner, who lived and was well-known in the commmunity for a long time.
During the war between the states the Warsaw campground was a noted meeting place for preparations to fight. Companies of soldiers were organized there and plans were made for troop movements.
After the war the present members moved the site of the church to the location next to the cemetery and built a house of worship. A schoolhouse was built near the church and Warsaw became the center of a good farming community. The landowners became the leaders of the church, school and the community. Names on many of the gravestones in the churchyard pay silent, but eloquent, tribute to the memories of the early days of the Warsaw Church and Community. There are few living still who hold in tender memory the days of their childhood and the old Warsaw Church.
The Warsaw Cemetery and Church Preservation Association, Inc. was formed to protect the cemetery and church from encroaching development and destruction of both. A major event for the WCCPA, and a needed action to protect the building, was the moving of the old Warsaw Church from the location next to the cemetery over to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center. Without this move development would have sure destroyed one of the oldest standing churches in the area. The Warsaw Church was moved and renovated at Autrey Mill and is a great asset to the community. Plans will have the church used for classrooms, assemblies, weddings and of course general viewing and appreciation for the history of the area. See website for Warsaw Cemetery and Church Preservation Association, Inc. for further information.
GPS Coordinates: 34.0258, -84.19
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #37609
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