Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hebron's Historic Cemetery Tour

It's time for another Outdoor Wednesday,Metamorphosis Monday and Mosaic Monday here at Applejack Lane. I am so glad you are visiting with me today. For the past two weekends, our church experienced a metamorphosis by going back in time. First, we went back to our lawn party days and held an ice cream social followed by an historic cemetery tour. With a history that goes back to 1746, some members buried here had some interesting stories to tell. Many of their families built some beautiful historic homes that have been on the Garden Club tour circuit in years past.



Hebron Presbyterian Church -originally known as Brown's Meeting House and founded in 1746...

Col. William Smith Hanger Baylor-Civil War hero...
John Crawford-early valley settler...
Rev. Archibald Scott-Revolutionary War soldier...

Can you see the tents on his tombstone?
Robert Christian-large landowner and respected citizen...Major Samuel Bell-a Revolutionary War soldier and cattle entrepreneur...
Florence Burford Wright-faithful church member...Major Robert Porterfield Brown-family patriarch who gave two acres of land for Brown's Meeting House (Hebron Church) and fought the impending railroad destined to divide his farm in half...
Elizabeth Waddell Calhoun-wife of Rev. Alexander Calhoun who told her side of the story to many conflicts involving her husband and the congregation...Rachel and Mollie Hyde-spinster Sunday school and public school teachers...
Wreath that marked the northeast corner of the cemetery where slaves in unmarked graves were buried...The cast and Cemetery Tour Committee...
Lots of history...lots of work...lots of fun... and great cooperation from the weatherman!

Visit A Southern Daydreamer, Little Red House for more Mosaic Monday and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more Monday fun.

23 comments:

Kathy said...

What a great mosaic and pictures!
Kathy

Carol said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a wonderful idea....and the mosaic is perfect....

Dishesdone said...

Great history, enjoyed your post and your pics!

Millie said...

That's a great mosaic...such interesting pictures.

Lenore said...

How fabulous is this.....I love history and genealogy...hubby and I started visiting ancient cemeteries about 2 years ago and find it fascinating.

Sherri S said...

What an interesting TOUR! Great costumes!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

That sounds like it was a lot of work, a lot of fun, and a lot of honoring history.

Riet said...

How beautiful. I love your mosaic and all the other pictures.
Have a nice day

Kammy said...

Wow, what a fun day ! Love history !
Kammy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks like a wonderful day! Were you one of those dressed up characters?

Joan said...

No, I was in charge of the ice cream social-churn, churn, churn!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What fun!! Great mosaic!

Mary said...

Wow, what a fun celebration of history! Thanks so much for sharing the fun at Mosaic Monday. :)

Martha said...

Fun post. I always love history!

Tes said...

Oh, it all sounds fun to me! Nice photos and lovely mosaic!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

How very interesting.

History is such a fun place to revisit.

Lovely

If you get a chance would love you to stop by any time.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Kim said...

I love reenactments like this. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. Have a great day!

Mary said...

What a great day this must have been. I'm always thrilled to be surrounded by so much history. Your photos are wonderful and make it very real for me. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Joy said...

That must have been a lot of fun. I really like reading about that time period. You have a very sweet blog here.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a fun way to celebrate history! Thanks so much for sharing.

~ Tracy

Becky K. said...

That looks like a wonderful event!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Sharon said...

Great mosaic and history lesson. This looks like a great time. Sharon