Where in Carolina Country is This?
The July Where Is This photo by Renee Gannon features the historic Bethesda Methodist Protestant Church, located just outside of Brinkleyville on Hwy. 561 in Halifax County. Built in 1853, the church played an important role in the development of the Methodist Church in North Carolina during the mid-1800s. Catherine Fountain commented that her grandparents were married in the church in 1937. One reader, Rev. Stanley Richardson of Hollister, served as pastor for the church from 1995-2000. He still helps with the land’s upkeep. The church has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2012.The winning entry chosen at random from all the correct submissions came from Anthony Solomon of Enfield, a Halifax EMC member.