A tip led me on a January journey into Pike County, Alabama. I was looking for an old church. Sunset was fast approaching, and I was beginning to lose hope I'd reach it in time to get any good shots. Sure enough, it was right where I was told.
I can find very little about Union Springs Primitive Baptist Church online, other than it exists. However, its clearly taken care of, including the adjacent graveyard. By the looks of it, there may still be services conducted here. The first thing I noticed was the long dirt lane leading off the main road. The sunset light here is spectacular, and I am positive the sunrise will be equally spectacular. I spent as much time taking photos of the lane as the church.
This is a beautiful place. I will return to this place at dawn. I'm sure the church, with its eastern exposure, will light up in the sun rise.
Does anyone out there know the history of this place? If so, please leave a comment.
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2/20/2022 05:53:14 pm
I have some information on the history of Union Springs Primitive Baptist Church. It was founded on August 17, 1839.They do still have church services I believe once a month on Saturday. If you want I will be happy to email you the information I have on this church. Your pictures are simply beautiful! I love how you captured the sunset. Can't wait to see the pictures you take at dawn.
2/21/2022 11:41:54 am
Thank you Dianne! I greatly appreciate the information. Please email it to brian_l_braden @ yahoo dot com
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