Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Old German Baptist Brethren Church

I love driving along country roads and exploring and I stumbled on this old church on a Clemmons back road, I knew it was old so I jotted down the address and googled it. It has recently been listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. 

The church was built in 1860 a small brethren church that has been in use until 1999, when the last two families left. The church, originally known as Fraternity Church of the Brethren, was established in 1775. 

You can imagine the simple lifestyle these German immigrants had, likely farmers.  There is an old abandoned house at the end of this road I wonder if it was built around the same time.

 There is history and stories to learn all around. Sometimes its fun to take a moment and discover your area. 

The church can be found on 4916 Charnel Road off Fraternity Church Road.
 Here's an article about it and the link to the National Register of Historic buildings. 


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