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Oakley Chapel AME, a 135-year-old church north of Tebbetts, stands with serious damage to the roof, walls, foundation and other fixtures of the church and its grounds. Concerned “Friends of Oakley Chapel” have met to restore the building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Group forms to save Oakley Chapel

Historic black church served Tebbetts area for 135 years

More than a century of community history is crumbling, and a group of about 25 concerned community members met Saturday in the Tebbetts Community Hall to help repair it.

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