Burnt Mountain Baptist Church is located in north eastern Pickens County on Lake Sequoyah Road, off of Burnt Mountain Road (Georgia State Route 136) about two miles west of the Dawson County line. According to Clarence Mealer [Pickens County Heritage Book Committee, Pickens County, Georgia, Heritage, 1853–1998 (Waynesville, N.C.: Don Mills, Inc., 1998), 21] the little church was established about 1860 and the first church building was about one-half mile west of the present building. It is reported that there were some burials at the original church site.
Some of the early inhabitants of the area within identified brave sites are:
Burlison, Isaac. Born 10 Sep 1816 & died 5 Mar 1885. Note: Hannah Burlison, born 1 Nov 1819 & died 19 Jul 1899, wife of Isaac per 1880 U.S. Census, Sharptop Militia District, Pickens Co., Ga. [National Archives microfilm T9, reel 161] is buried next to Isaac.
Chastain, W. L. Born 28 Jan 1832 & died 5 May 1912
Cowart, A. S. Born 18 Dec 1825 & died 20 Jan 1891
Holbert, John. Born 3 Jan 1828 & died 20 Dec 1894
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