I haven’t been able to find a full history, but one can assume like many local churches St Matthew’s started as a revival or brush arbor meeting.By 1839, forty three people in total are requesting from the North Carolina Lutheran Synod someone “to break unto them the bread of eternal truth, to baptize their children,Continue reading “St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church”
Author Archives: Abandoned NC
Turner’s Grove AME Zion Church
It’s been difficult finding much information about this little church in print. In fact the only reason I know when it was built is the cornerstone has an inscription with the date September, 1907. It may have also served a dual role as a colored school in the 1920’s/1930’s.The land was originally granted to DavidContinue reading “Turner’s Grove AME Zion Church”
Photo of The Day: Set In Stone
To err is human, to forgive divine, but I would have had trouble with this one. I came across Charlie Tulbert’s marker today recording some stones for Find A Grave. I can only imagine the family gathering to mourn the passing of a loved one and realizing that the mason botched his name. I don’tContinue reading “Photo of The Day: Set In Stone”
The Elks Lodge
Stumbling upon this while out of town was a nice surprise. I know a little bit about this particular lodge from newspaper archives but I’m going to keep it’s location to myself due to it’s shape and the area it’s in.
Now and Then
Sometimes, the old buildings survive and prosper. This is one example from Union Grove, NC. This particular little store/gas station sat empty for a number of years but was revitalized and reopened around 2007. So far, the passing of time has been kind to it. https://uniongrovegeneralstore.com/
The Grange Courts A Doctor
Windsor’s Crossroads is a community in the southwest corner of Yadkin county, NC and you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t heard if it. It’s a small, rural area centered on the meeting of Buck Shoals Road, Hunting Creek Church Road, and Windsor Road.It doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry or any sort of written history asContinue reading “The Grange Courts A Doctor”
Photo of the Day +
Today’s photo of the day is really several. On a quick trip through the county I made a stop at Hunting Creek Friend’s Meeting in Hamptonville, a small church that I’ve found some old pictures of researching another story.It’s a fascinating little church with an interesting style to it’s steeple that I haven’t seen inContinue reading “Photo of the Day +”
Photo of The Day: Templeton House
This old beauty has sit empty for a number of years. More recently, the property behind it was cut for timber. The house still remains, but it’s future is uncertain.
This site is 20 years old.
Anniversary’s are (I suppose) time for reflection.I have tried in the past to pinpoint where my interest in history and urban exploration might have really started and I’ve never come to a satisfactory conclusion. One of my earliest exploring memories was as a child living in Germany on a joint Bundeswehr/U.S. Army base in aContinue reading “This site is 20 years old.”
The Money Place: Reading The Landscape
It’s not often you have the kind of unfettered access to a location like I have had with the Money Place, and as a result, I have tried various means to really understand the property and its story. This includes standard genealogical research, property records, aerial photos, and even metal detecting.Today though I want toContinue reading “The Money Place: Reading The Landscape”