Although records are sparse concerning the church’s beginnings in 1755, one certainty is that Shubal Stearns left his pastorate in Okehon, Virginia, because he carried a spiritual burden for the unchurched yet religiously enthusiastic backcountry farmers in Piedmont North Carolina. Image courtesy of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
Front: FIRST BATTLE OF THE REVOLUTION
Rear: HERE / WAS FOUGHT THE / BATTLE OF / ALAMANCE / MAY 16TH, 1771 / BETWEEN THE / BRITISH AND THE / REGULATORS
Right of Monument: LIBERTY
Left of Monument: 1880