On an evening run through my neighborhood, I competed for pavement space with my county’s recycling truck. I jogged home, grabbed a pencil, and sketched my first Scripture cartoon, based on 1 Peter 5:8. Find God in your daily life and +follow Him.
The “Old Brick Church” or Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, Alabama
Using handmade bricks, workers completed construction of the church building in 1839.
Over the years, Methodist and Baptist denominations have also worshipped in this building.
Regular worship services have not been held in the church since the 1960s. In 1994, the United Methodist Church held a deconsecration service and the town took ownership. These grist mill stones now rest along the front sidewalk of the church.
Stand on your tip-toes and peer through the third window (from left) to see the inside door.
As a unique wooden steeple, the hand pointing to heaven fell in the 1990s. A replica was installed in 2005.
Note to reader: Due to a glitch in my ongoing search for knowledge, a previous post on Mooresville, Alabama published without captions. An updated Along a Country Street: Thursday Doors with captions adds details on this historical community.
Zeke learned how to move a mountain one flake at a time.
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
—Mark 11:23, 24 KJV
Incorporated in 1818, Mooresville, Alabama, in its entirety, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This building, on High Street next to the post office, has served as a grist mill, a blacksmith shop and an auto repair shop.
Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern, circa 1820. The first floor served as a common room, while the outside stairway led to two lodge rooms. In 1825, supper cost two bits (one quarter).
Lyla’s Little House side garden and shed.
35649: Mooresville Post Office, built with sawmill lumber, has served its community from this building since 1840.
The individual mailboxes, numbered 1-48, were moved from the Stagecoach Inn and Tavern that served as the original mail center, with families keeping the same box number through several generations.
The Zeitler-Hill-McLain House. In part because of its historic setting, Mooresville hosted the filming of Tom and Huck, a 1995 Disney release.
Front entrance of the Dogwood & Magnolia Bakery; storefront scheduled for opening in 2021.
A perfect spring day for gardening. With an interstate highway in its front yard, and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and the Tennessee River in its backyard, Mooresville has maintained a connected yet pastoral historic community.
A restored 19th century community church at the Veto Road trailhead of the Richard Martin Trail, a multi-use Rails-to-Trails in Limestone County, Alabama.
Veto’s 20th century general store, now renovated and registered as the Veto Lodge AirBnB.
The Barbara Ann: a reminder of the past welcomes campers to Mill Creek RV Park.
The Elkmont depot, built in 1887 by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad; restored as the community center.
The original Tennessee & Alabama Central Railroad became an important supply line for the Union army in the American Civil War; a bloody battle occurred at the Sulphur Creek Trestle (one mile south of Elkmont) in September, 1864.
The Louisville & Nashville Railroad continued as a supply line for the area until 1986.
Belle Chevre creates artisanal goat cheeses in Elkmont.
Elkmont store fronts along Upper Fort Hampton Road, including Belle Chevre’s shop and tasting room.
Back door views.
Belle Chevre goats soak up sunshine at the creamery.
When his market wagon overturned, Montana invited everyone to the party.
“And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.”
—Mark 3:5 KJV