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Davidson River Day; Held At Walnut Grove Preaching Point

Picturing The Past  


Last updated 10/5/2020 at 4:20pm

This circa 1915 photo shows the "present school house" at Davidson River that Gash referred to in his 1923 address.

For several decades the first Sunday in October was designated as Davidson River Day - a day of remembrance of the heritage of Davidson River Presbyterian Church and Davidson River Academy, as well as the daughter churches in Mills River (established in 1859) and Brevard (established in 1891), and a day to celebrate the future.

On Oct. 7, 1923, the Honorable Robert L. Gash gave an address proclaiming the significance and history of Davidson River Day to those in attendance. According to Gash, "In the late 1790s, this grove was known as Walnut Grove Preaching Point." Located along the David...

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