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.
June’s heart nearly burst as she saw friends gather to celebrate their joy. Caleb, Rosita and Zeke arrived eager to help with details. Mr. Kingman sent regrets, along with a silver tea set. Jeb, Judy and Cream surprised Montana, arriving from Gettysburg dusty and tired. Rosita, Judy and Cream helped bake desserts, adding peach pocket pies to the wedding luau menu. Jeb, along with friendly seagulls, serenaded the wedding party as they gathered to practice.
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”
—Romans 13:11 KJV
“Jeb and I helped build the rock wall that would surround a planned community garden. We gathered some rocks from the battlefields. We felt encouraged to work with Farmer Jones, the mayor and others in the community, and dreaming of what we would plant in the spring gave us hope.”
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.”
—Deuteronomy 32:4, 7 KJV
For weeks, Sheriff Hueston and Montana delivered pails of water to Susanna’s front porch, but it wasn’t enough. Facing the unknown, Susanna handed her recipe for blue apple pie to Rosita for safekeeping.
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
—Galatians 6:2 KJV