Thursday, July 16, 2015

See what's inside the mystery church in Alabama's Black Belt

From Alabama-

The history of St. John's in the Prairie Episcopal Church (you can just call it St. John's, now) is in some ways in dispute.

Oh, it's clear enough that the old church was built in 1859 just south of Greensboro, and that it was moved across the Black Warrior River to Forkland after the Civil War. But it is in dispute as to why it was transplanted.

Jim Bird – who says he is one of the seven members of the church – argues that a Greensboro planter lost everything during the war, that he brought scraps from his Greensboro plantation house and build a home near Forkland.

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