Touring the Graveyard
The first stop on the 2009 Historic Graveyard Tour held on May 2, 2009 (previously introduced in the Historic Graveyard Tour post) was Concord United Methodist Church. Church members Shelton Barefoot and Wilma Jones shared information and answered questions on the church and the graveyard.
Included in the links below is a five-minute AUDIO CLIP in which you’ll hear Shelton and Wilma explain some of the history of Concord United Methodist Church and its graveyard. As the oldest Methodist congregation in Forsyth County, you’ll hear of the church’s founding in the late 1700s and of the great land deal initiated by charter member, Henry Stultz. You’ll also learn about the numerous veterans buried in the graveyard.
To see and hear more regarding Concord United Methodist Church and its graveyard, simply CLICK the links below for PHOTOS, AUDIO, a HISTORY WEB PAGE and a MAP.
Photo Gallery and Other Links
Photo Gallery: Historic Graveyard Tour – Concord United Methodist Church
Audio: Historical Introduction – Concord UMC/Graveyard (MP3, 5 MIN.)
Church Website – History Page: A Brief History of Concord United Methodist Church
Google Map: Concord United Methodist Church
This past Saturday (May 2, 2009) I joined about 20 other individuals on the Historic Graveyard Tour that took us to six historic graveyards in the Lewisville Township. The tour began at the Lewisville Library and was sponsored by the Lewisville Historical Society’s Sesquicentennial Steering Committee. The six graveyards we visited are located at the following sites:
- Concord United Methodist Church
- Double Springs AME Zion Church (the church building no longer exists)
- Panther Creek Plantation (private property)
- Lewisville Baptist Church
- Lewisville United Methodist Church
- Shiloh Lutheran Church
Before departing for our first stop, each tour participant received a handout with information on each historic graveyard. Upon arriving at each graveyard, we were met by an individual who provided additional history regarding each site.
I took a number of photos at each graveyard, and I also tried to capture some audio of the oral historical session provided at each site. Over the next few weeks, I’ll feature each graveyard separately, with lots of photos, and possibly some audio, if the recording quality is good. I’ll be interspersing the coverage of each graveyard between other Lewisville events until each of the graveyards has been covered.
Meanwhile, shown next is a photo from each of the historic graveyards.
CLICK to see photos from the Historic Graveyard Tour