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Wed, 10.18.1758

Old Bluff Church (North Carolina) Holds Its First Service

Old Bluff Chuch

*Old Bluff Church held its first service on this date in 1758. Old Bluff Presbyterian Church is a historic Black Presbyterian church near Wade, Cumberland County, North Carolina.

The church congregation was founded during the antebellum era of the American south. Later its pastor was the Rev. John McLeod, who came from the Isle of Skye, Scotland, in 1770. Many families of Highland Scots accompanied him.  In 1858 the congregation dedicated a new church building constructed in the Greek Revival style.

The church is a plain, weatherboarded building with details that appear neoclassical moldings, including drill work suggesting triglyphs, dentils, and egg-and-dart, on the frieze and pediment. It is a large Greek Revival-style temple form building. It features a two-story, five-bay tetrastyle porch in antis. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.





Old Bluff Church, 4100, Old Bluff Church Road, Godwin, NC. 910-484-7867

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