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www.childers-shepherd.org, 28 Jan 2010
          Piney Mountain Baptist Church
Buncombe County, NC

The congregation, including some of our ancestors, was established in
1902, and the building shown at left was constructed in the next few
years, with the front portion added later, in the 1920's.

This building was home to the congregation from the early 1900's until
the 1980's, when a new building was constructed nearby. It was the
center of community life and worship for many of the families whose
descendants still live in the area.

For details of the founding, click the "Record Transcript" link above.
Left: The current church building which replaced the original
building in the 1980's. Photo from the website of the French
Broad Baptist Association:

Below: The church cemetery, looking southeast from the
church parking area across Elkins Branch Road. 2008.