After we paid our regards to Eng and Chang, we continued south towards our next destination, Fulton United Methodist Church in Advance.
It is on the National Register for Historic Places as it is a very unusual design for a North Carolina country church. It was built in a Gothic Revival style with Italianate accents. The door and window sills are made of leopardite, a native rock. Men and women entered the church through the two separate doors.
The Haneses who founded P.H. Hanes Knitting Company, now known as Hanesbrands Inc. and one of the largest clothing manufacturers in the world (but no longer owned by the Hanes family) financed the entire building costs in 1888. The patriarch and founder of Hanes and many members of his family are buried in the church cemetery.
And look who was perching on the weathervane . . .