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.
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.
Old Railroad Bridge is the oldest river bridge in Alabama.
The original toll bridge, spanning the Tennessee River in the Shoals, opened in 1840, and by 1858 operated as a double decker; trains using the upper deck while the lower deck continued as a toll bridge. Rebuilt again after the American Civil War, it operated until 1939; replaced by the O’Neal Bridge (shown left in photo).
The 1560-foot lower deck was restored by the Old Railroad Bridge Company as a walking trail using the original piers. The bridge is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority Muscle Shoals Trails Complex.
For perspective, the tiny dot at the end of the bridge is a person.
Rocket Park, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama: Developed (circa 1960) to honor the spirit of cooperation between the United States Army and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”
—Psalm 8:3, 4 KJV
“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:”
—Romans 15:5 KJV
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
—Colossians 1:15-17 KJV
“All things proceed ultimately from God, the Father; even Christ Himself proceeded and came forth from the Father, but it has pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell, and that He should be the direct, immediate Agent in every act of creation. Our object in this investigation is to set forth Christ’s rightful position of equality with the Father, in order that His power to redeem may be the better appreciated.”
—Christ and His Righteousness by Ellet J. Waggoner