You may not have realized it but we have a historical treasure right here in Mansfield, Georgia.  “The History of Newton County” published by the Newton County Historical Society in 1988 states that Carmel Baptist Church was organized in 1835 in the Brickstore community.  When Carmel Baptist and Liberty Baptist merged in 1852, a new building was erected on what became Highway 11, making it one of the older buildings still standing in Newton County.  Yes, Carmel Baptist Church and the cemetery are even 50 years older than the Town of Mansfield itself, which had its beginnings in the 1890’s but was not chartered until 1903. 

Land for the church and cemetery was donated by John Foster Jackson.  

Among the oldest graves are those of Mary, wife of John Roquemore, July 10, 1792 - December 25, 1854 and John Roquemore, January 7, 1787 - June 10, 1859.