Chubb Chapel United Methodist Church in southern Floyd County is one of two Georgia churches that is part of a $4million grant.
The church, built in 1870 in Chubbtown, is the only remaining building left from the original area.
Chubbtown began in the 1850s after several freed Black siblings built a self-sustaining community.
Chubb Chapel is one of two churches in Georgia to receive a $4 million grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservations’ African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.
The other church is in Savannah.
Church staff says the money will go toward repairing windows, preventing erosion, installing handicap-accessible ramps, and cleaning and painting.
The church is on the list of Historic Rural Churches and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Services at the church are held every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m.
11 Alive contributed to this report