Thurmond, North Carolina: Trading Up Churches

A row of three Baptist churches, each built bigger than the one next to it as its congregation grew.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Address:
1432 US Hwy 21, Thurmond, NC
Directions:
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. US Hwy 21, north of Elkin, on the east side of the highway.
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3 churches.

Trading Up Churches

We found this mildly interesting -- a row of three churches, all the same denomination (Baptist), in western North Carolina. The congregation continued to grow over a period where a larger church was needed, and the old one kept operating until the new one was completed. The older churches weren't demolished, and are used for auxiliary activities.

Not sure how common this is, but we'll be on the lookout for a 4- or 5- church evolution....

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 07/25/2008]

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