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William Hardwick Byrom House, 1859, Byromville

Byromville, originally known as Friendship, was a stagecoach stop operated by Thomas Swearington. In 1852, Swearington sold the surrounding land to William Hardwick Byrom. Byrom built a large general store, which included a post office, and the name of the community was changed to honor him, in 1853. It was incorporated in 1905. This landmark Greek Revival Georgian Cottage remained in the Byrom family until 1992 and underwent a certified rehabilitation by the new owners thereafter.

National Register of Historic Places

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Ford Falcon, Byromville

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Maggie L. Page Clubhouse, 1937, Byromville

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This was originally a residence, but the Byromville Woman’s Club purchased it for $75  in 1936 and utilized WPA labor to renovate it for use as their clubhouse. They held their first meeting here the day after Thanksgiving, 1937. A bit of history from  the 2010 Byromville Woman’s Club Yearbook: In October 1918 a group of ladies met at the school auditorium to organize a club to promote a more friendly relationship between parents and teacher and to work for the upbuiding of the school and community. Mrs. Minnie McDonald was the organizer and suggested the name School Improvement Club, which was adopted by the club.

They changed their name to Byromville Woman’s Club in 1970.

 

 

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People’s Propane, Byromville

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I believe this building was once a bank.

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Byromville United Methodist Church, 1912

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This congregation was organized as Friendship M. E. Church by Thomas Sweatinger, before Byromville was incorporated. Two structures, located elsewhere, were built before 1855, when a wooden church was built at this location. Construction of the present church began in 1908, though it wasn’t completed until 1912. Reverend Charles G. Earnest was pastor at the time.

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Bread of Life Holiness Church, Byromville

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W. R. Groves Cotton Warehouse, Byromville

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This has been an active warehouse since at least the 1930s.

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