Bynum, North Carolina: Clyde Jones' Critter Crossing

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Address:
137 Bynum Hill Rd, Bynum, NC
Directions:
15-501 South to 6 mi S of Chapel Hill. Houses near the intersection of Bynum Church Rd and Thompson Recreation Rd each appear to have inherited a couple of Jones' critters.
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Critter Crossing.

Clyde Jones' Critter Crossing
Folk artist Clyde Jones used a chainsaw to carve "critters" out of log remnants and stumps. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Critters in the neighborhood.

Clyde Jones' Critter Crossing

Really suggest driving around all of Bynum Hill Road to see how the critters have spread into every yard and facet of the community. They've even posted beautiful carved animal signs up everywhere about being slow and paying attention. Neighbors are all very friendly; just be polite and respect their community.

[Brian Ross, 06/11/2019]

Santa Canoe.

Clyde Jones' Critter Crossing

Critter creator Clyde Jones has his house decked out for the holidays. There's a global warming theme in the front yard, with a chainsaw Santa having to canoe his way around the world. We also noticed that nearly every resident of Bynum NC has their Clyde critter decorated with Christmas lights.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/04/2014]
Clyde Jones Critter Crossing

I just wanted to let y'all know that Clyde's dog, Speck (who is referenced in Clyde's tips) died over the summer of 2006. Speck is buried in the yard under a very nice cedar cross made by a neighbor.

[John Winecker, 01/22/2007]
Critter Carver Beats Stroke: Second Annual Clydefest Saturday

Clyde Jones, the Bynum, NC native whose crude chainsaw "Critter" carvings have made him a hit among folk art lovers, will again be the feted attraction at the second annual "Clydefest," a day long celebration of his work. Jones suffered a stroke in April, and was hospitalized for five days, but the 65-year old told a reporter, "I'm coming back!" Clydefest will be held Saturday, June 21st, at the Chatham Arts Council's farm near Pittsboro, NC.

... [06/21/2003] Complete News Story

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