Picturing The Past: Old Toxaway Baptist Has Two Cemeteries


August 28, 2017

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Molisa Elmina Summey's headstone is one of three grave markers in the Upper Cemetery that are constructed of square chunks of quartz cemented together, enclosing a marble slab.

Old Toxaway Baptist Church is located four miles south of the town of Rosman. The church was established in 1879 as the Baptist Church of Christ at Toxaway in the community of Galloway, which officially existed as a post office from 1887-1914.

Also known as Toxaway Church, the first reference to it as Old Toxaway Baptist Church did not appear until the 1925 Transylvania Baptist Association Minutes.

The church maintains two cemeteries. The Upper Cemetery is located on a wooded hillside northeast of the church. It has over 100 marked graves, and more than 100 that are unmarked. A few...

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