Townsend, Georgia: Smallest Church in America

Although it claims to be the smallest. It isn't, but it's certainly petite enough to satisfy most travelers' tiny church cravings.

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Tiny church.

Smallest Church in America

The building has been rebuilt since the fire. Nothing inside though yet.

[Karl S., 06/24/2016]

Smallest Church in America.

Smallest Church in America

Rebuilt and reopened! Happened by on a roadtrip and was fortunate enough to see a couple getting hitched!

[Greg Laxton, 02/28/2016]


Tiny church.

Smallest Church in America

Just off the interstate and easy to visit, this tiny church is still in operation. It is a beautiful area and the church itself is lovely.

Be sure to close the door on your way out so the lights will go off automatically. It appears to be in operation 24 hours a day.

[Carley, 06/27/2014]

Stained glass windows.

Smallest Church in America

The smallest church I've ever seen. It's kept up well, and the town has great signage to lead you there. There are also a couple of picnic tables under the cool trees -- very relaxing after a long drive.

[Joy, 05/30/2011]

Even the stained glass windows are cut down to shrimpy church size.

Smallest Church in America.

Smallest Church in America

This is a great church to visit! My kids thought it was great. Out in the middle of nowhere, but worth a side trip.

[Matt Longino, 03/21/2010]

Smallest Church in America

Smallest Church in America

Coastal Hwy 17, Townsend, GA
I-95 exit 67, about one mile south on US Hwy 17. Look for a sign on the left (east) side, "Smallest Church in America," white with blue letters, half hidden with trees. (Previously listed as in South Newport)
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