Historic churches: Bean Creek Missionary Baptist
The building was located across the road from the current church. A log cabin was there that was thought to be built by Native Indians. It was used for church services for a short time.
The Old Bean Creek Cemetery surrounds the church and families who are buried there represent generations of African Americans whose descendants live in the community today.
Sautee Nacoochee district nominations to the National Register of Historic Places include the Bean Creek Missionary Baptist Church and nearby Bean Creek Cemetery. In 1955 the present church was built.
How did the Bean Creek community get its name?
According to the legend... the creek flowing through the community was just an ordinary creek until a man riding a pack horse decided to ride through. A bag of beans tied to his saddle spilled as he was riding. When this sack of beans burst, the beans fell into and around the creek below. In due time the beans grew in and around the creek.