The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Alligator Rock, Church Are Gloucester Landmarks


Macedonia Baptist Church

Early settlers in the valleys and mountains in the Gloucester area of what was to become Transylvania County had to travel 10 or more miles to attend church services at Cathey's Creek Baptist Church. On today's roads it takes half an hour or more to travel those miles, so imagine making the trip in the early 1800s.

By the 1840s there were several families interested in establishing a church closer to home. They petitioned the Cathey's Creek church to form their own congregation. On July 6, 1844 they held their first service in the Gloucester school and selected the name Macedonia for th...

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