Though the congregation was established in the late 1800s, the present structure was built in 1914 as a replacement to the original, which was destroyed by a tornado in 1913.
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Thanks to Sylvette Walsh for suggesting this photograph. I don’t know how old the well is, but it’s right in the middle of the street in downtown Omaha. She notes that about 20 years ago, the well was a wooden construction with the traditional roof covering. Janice Morrison-Williams wrote that the structure behind the well, which I thought was a store, was actually the old post office.
Built sometime in the 1840s and retaining its original half-round log floor joints, the Hiram Masonic Lodge housed a store on the lower floor during the Great Depression. The siding was added later. It appears to be in danger of further deterioration if some sort of preservation isn’t undertaken soon and that would be a shame since it represents a significant example of public antebellum architecture.
This monument, placed as centennial remembrance by the Roanoke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the WPA in 1936, commemorates the bloodiest engagement of the largely forgotten Creek War of 1836. The main text reads:
On this site was fought the Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation between Creek Indians and pioneer settlers aided by volunteer soldiers stationed at Forts Ingersol Jones and McCreary under Major Henry W. Jernigan and Captain Hamilton Garmany.
A second tablet lists the four Stewart Countians killed in the battle: Captain Robert Billups; Jared Irwin; David Delk; and —-Hunter. The Jared Irwin was not the governor, but I wonder if he was a relation…
I’m saddened by this chapter of our history, but I know little about it; I’ll refer you to an excellent overview by Dale Cox: