Built in 1896, the current church replaced the original structure. Graves in the cemetery date to 1864, and there are several Civil War soldiers buried here,
This is the stone of another preacher and his "relict." That sent me scurrying for the dictionary! Apparently relict is another word for widow. Some say that it means a widow who did not remarry. Others say it can be used for either sex. Interesting.
Windows in windows, and many orbs floating about.
I would love to see what this handle looked like under the many layers of paint.
The bell still resides in the steeple, although I don't know if it rings any more, or if the church is still in use. It did not appear to be.
The front of the church sports an unusual bay window; the pulpit is located inside this window on the inside. Note the two doors: one was for men and one for women. I wonder which was which? My gut tells me the men entered on the right, women on the left but I might be wrong about that.
The doors were locked but I learned some time back that by placing the camera lens right against the glass I could get pretty good photos of interiors.
The view from the bay window, looking at the back of the pulpit.
The floor of the church has a slight upward slope; what a great idea. That would help those in the back pews be able to see more easily.
A plaque on the front of the church notes that the building is now on the National Historic Register. You can read more about the church and its history on the application for this status.
Old woodlands border the east side of the church.
I was surprised to see another church very like this one in the distance. I will need to return to see that one.
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