Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bethel Baptist Church, Ellerbe, NC

After we left the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, we drove over the back roads for a while and came upon this small country church, Bethel Baptist Church.

The architecture is more along the lines of churches in New England rather than those here in the South, so I did a little searching on the Internet to see if I could find any historical information on it. Nothing came up except a runner's blog. It turns out that the parking lot is used as a starting point for ultra-marathoners who run 50-miles at a stretch - my mind boggles at the length. The post is interesting so here is the link to it: The Bethel Hill Moonlight Boogie.


Anyes said...

A sweet photograph evocative of slower times...

frayedattheedge said...

What a beautiful building - just what I think American churches should look like!

Lilli said...

That's one beautiful Church, Karen.
I finally got around to read about the barns and their quilts. I'm trying to figure out if te barns here are numbered in the same way. It could very well be a nice autumn project, to photograph barns.
Thank you for sharing some stunning 'snapshots' (they are really quite beautuful photographs).

Karen said...

Anyes: That is why it is so much fun to drive the backroads.

Anne: And yet this is so atypical of a southern church. I'll post pictures of what our churches around here look like (First Presbyterian in downtown Greensboro notwithstanding).

Lilli: The quilts are only numbered on their respective website or, in the case of Alleghany County, the brochure. But I will take more pictures this fall when the leaves are most colorful.