Monday, January 26, 2009

Green Hill Church & Cemetery







Last fall, riding around one early evening looking for shots portraying Fulton County I stopped at a place I have passed often but never took time to explore. Green Hill Presbyterian Church was erected in 1835 & is located on a small wooded knoll along the Lincoln Highway. The cemetery beside the church contains old as well as new grave sites. On this September evening it seemed like a very peaceful area to pay respects to friends & relatives who are deceased. One cannot help but to admire how well the church & cemetery are maintained. I do not think services take place at the church since the lane does not appear to be traveled - in fact I did not see the lane entrance until I walked up the hill. I have always been interested in older buildings. Several years ago a friend & I decided to explore an old house located on another friend's farm. That was quite a trip, thru the cow pasture with curious bovine following along, then climbing in a window because we could not get in the door. I can't remember what we found, but seem to recall at least old newspapers... but that journey sure was fun! Doors that open are necessary for exploration now, since window entrances are way beyond my abilities, so many years later!! I have noticed many of the older buildings had 2 doors to enter/exit. Does anyone know why that practice was followed? To get out quickly after a long service? Safety precautions because of possible fire? Guys one door, girls the other? What are your thoughts? During this visit I did not attempt to open the doors, not sure why, but that gives me a reason to go back! Click here to enjoy visits to other places & to share the special parts of your world.

7 comments:

Guy D said...

Wow that is a very intriguing post, you captured it perfectly.

Kathiesbirds said...

I don't know about the door thing but I love the photos of the old church and the graveyard. It seems a peaceful way of passing through life.

George said...

What an interesting post. Old buildings are absolutely fascinating as you said. Thanks for sharing with us.

Gaelyn said...

What a reminescent icon to America. The church, white picket fence, and cemetary. There lies Green Hill's history. You've captured it with honesty. Great post.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great set of photos, cemetery's have so many stories they could tell.

W. Latane Barton said...

Great photos of the old church and cemetery. I just love places like that.

Mrs. Salty said...

I too enjoy photos of older buildings as well as churches. I’m guessing the reason for 2 doors was the men and women had separate entrances due to sitting on either side of the church.