Scene in the Powelton Methodist Church
Sergeant William D. Seals returns home from the civil war.
Aspects of our unique Southern history can only be told through its surviving rural churches. As the southern backcountry rapidly expanded in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the churches erected on this newly parceled land became the center of community life. From these rural communities sprang the
villages, towns, counties and cities that informed the way our states were organized and governed.
They continue to influence the
way we live today.
The Steeple is our story our ancestors... our history.