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Mariah's Chapel, Grandin, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PFF
N 36° 03.425 W 081° 25.829
17S E 461229 N 3990365
Quick Description: United Methodist Church with cemetery, in Happy Valley, NC. Established in 1875.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2007 1:40:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM1K8J
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 53

Long Description:
I was surprised to find numerous places in Happy Valley (near Patterson) listed on the National Registry. I was expecting Fort Defiance, but there were at least four other sites along NC-268.

The Registry's directions for this entry are accurate. SR-1552 is Grandlin Road, which runs between NC-268 and NC-18, between Lenoir and Wilkesboro. The church is on the "NC-268" (North) end of the road. Coming from NC-268, it will be on your left. There is a wooden sign at the driveway.

On the day I visited, a locked chain-link fence prevented driving the 300 feet to the building. However, there was ample room to pull safely off the road. Immediately to the left of the driveway is a pedestrian gate. It was unlocked, and I was able to enter the grounds.

The building and cemetery sit atop a small 15-foot-high hill. Such rises are common throughout Happy Valley, and this placement would offer protection if the nearby Yadkin River were to flood.

Street address:
5320 Grandlin Rd
Patterson, NC United States

County / Borough / Parish: Caldwell

Year listed: 2004

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Funerary, Religion

Current function: Cemetery, Religious Structure

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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