Monday, October 11, 2010

Standing Springs Churchyard and the Site of the Old Moore Homestead

On the day we left Greenville, after I picked up one last microfilm document printout at the library, we headed for Standing Springs before heading back north. I knew that many members of the Bud Mathis Moore family are buried in the Standing Springs churchyard, as are many members of associated families such as Cox, Long, Baldwin, and others. Below are pictures of the present-day church and churchyard. Photos of individual tombstones from the churchyard will be appearing on my Graveyard Rabbit Afield blog.







The Furman Moore History of the Moore Family indicated that the original farm was near Log Shoals Bridge, and the land deed named Stony Creek (in some areas, such as where it meets W. Georgia Road near Standing Springs, it is called Rocky Creek). Using Standing Springs, Stony Creek, and Log Shoals Bridge (which has a road named after it) as reference points, I found N. Moore Road on Google Maps. I do not know exactly how far the farm extended in various directions, but I figured that the intersection of N. Moore Road and Stony Creek (Log Shoals Road is a bit to the north) was most likely part of the old farm. Below are the map, the intersection of N. Moore Road and Stony Creek, a couple of pictures of the area, and a couple of pictures of Stony Creek.







4 comments:

  1. Great souvenirs from your trip.

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  2. What a nice way to end a fantastic research trip!

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  3. Nice photos! Seems like its still summer there. Here the trees are already losing their fall foliage, and the peaks above the notches have a dusting of snow. The frost is on the pumpkin!

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  4. Looks like a neat place to explore.

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