Prospect Hill, North Carolina: Shangri-La Stone Village
- Old NC-86, Prospect Hill, NC
- On Old NC-86 between Prospect Hill and Hightowers, and actually closer to Hightowers. Old NC-86 wanders west of the current Hwy 86 for about a mile between NC-1004 (John Oakley Rd) and NC-1774. The village is just before Henry Warren Rd. If you pass John Oakley Rd, you have gone too far.
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A folk art miniature Shangri-La, built in his yard by retired tobacco farmer Henry L. Warren. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Shangri-La Stone Village
Easy to find! Right on NC-86. Beside the Prospect Hill Volunteer Fire Department.[Nancy Howell, 09/02/2013]
Stopped by there while doing a sort of "local culture rural drive" through Caswell, Vance, and Orange counties (I live in Orange County). This curiosity can almost be missed because most of it is below street level. If you are in the vicinity and see some rock work in a front yard or rock wall work in front of the property, that is the place. Don't have big expectations; it is not a huge display. But the small details and sheer whimsy will capture you.[SherryJ, 11/10/2012]
We met a local man who stopped to chat, and he told us Henry Warren's wife had recently passed. He also said Mr. Warren quarried his own stone from just up the street.
I'm not sure who owns the property now, but it looked recently mowed and well-kept. As it is someone's private residence, we enjoyed the village from the side of the road. Our kids enjoyed the scene, too. We did not see any dogs or people, but would not be too put off if we did, as this is someone's home in the country.[Catherine Stevens, 05/04/2010]
We visited Shangri-La, at Prospect Hill, N.C., on our way home from a Christmas destination. We loved the little stone village, but we did not love the Jack Russell mix dog that came after our dog and bit me twice while we were trying to escape. I would warn anyone with dogs or small children not to get out of the car to look around.[Cindy shockley, 01/15/2008]