Who couldt get Satisfaction from this

satisfactionFirst off I want to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog post, it means a lot. Now as the title reads – who couldn’t Satisfaction from this? What is it that gives me satisfaction you ask?

I get satisfaction from listening to a hot rod – preferably any Ford. I get satisfaction from knowing that my girlfriend gets home safely and texts me when she does get home. I get satisfaction for losing 100 pounds since last year. These are just a few Satisfaction’s that I will list. 

Old barns, churches, or just old buildings are satisfying to look at. Take this, for instance, Fairmont Christian Church. I found this online about this church I also added a link to the page I found it on – its title is Polly/Polley Family

Not much else is known about the life of this Kentucky pioneer except that, on May 17, 1847, David passed away and was buried on a hill rising up from Quick’s Run and Martin’s Hollow. The churchyard where he is buried in an unmarked grave lies around an old church called Fairmont Christian Church. According to records, this church was originally founded in 1820 but burnt and was rebuilt in 1850. Though greatly dilapidated, this building is still standing at the time this account was written. This author has been to it on many occasions. In the oldest Lewis County historical

The churchyard where he is buried in an unmarked grave lies around an old church called Fairmont Christian Church. According to records, this church was originally founded in 1820 but burnt and was rebuilt in 1850. Though greatly dilapidated, this building is still standing at the time this account was written. This author has been to it on many occasions. In the oldest Lewis County historical

This author has been to it on many occasions. In the oldest Lewis County historical records, this cemetery is referred to as “The Old Burying Place“. Whether or not the church built in 1850 occupies the spot of the original church is uncertain

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If you have any information about this church please post it in the comment section I would love to know more about it. I found some more information on this church on a geocaching website.

Here is a little history behind the Fairmont Christian Church summarized from an article by local historian Dr. William M Talley: The existing church was believed to have been built around 1902. It is likely that an earlier building stood on the site as early as 1876. The surrounding cemetery is unfortunately in disrepair but there are a few Civil War veterans (both Rebel and Union) buried there. Many of the graves have death dates as far back as 1879. The location was chosen as a half-way point between the communities of Carrs and Martin’s Fork who shared the church. When the church bell was rung it could be heard for miles on either side of the hill. It’s hard to believe now but the old road it was built on leading up Martin’s Fork was once the main road between Quicks Run and Carrs before the current Quicks Run road was built.

A friend posted this on facebook about the Fairmont Christian Church, I am posting this with his permission.

Here is more history. My grandpa Otto Polley put the last metal roof on the church in the late 40’s or early 50’s. He also put a long bolt that goes from one side to the other to help hold the structure from bowing out at the bottom. Rumor has it that perhaps my grandparents met at this church in the 30’s.

My grandmother was a Howell and was raised in the river bottoms. I remember her telling me how she and grandpa bought their marriage license but had to wait nearly a month to exchange vows due to 1937 flood waters. I’m sure the old church was a gathering place for Quicks Run and Carrs folks for years and still is to this day with the use of ATVs.

Most of us that are native to this area have relatives buried in the old cemetery. I took mom up there a couple years ago and she walked through the cemetery explaining to me who was buried there and what part they played in the community years before she was born. I only hope to pass what I know on to the next generation. Thanks for your post.

What do you think about this church?

 

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