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Near Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Union Ridge Church

1815

 
 
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By Patrick G. Jordan, August 16, 2015
1. Union Ridge Church Marker
Inscription. Since before 1776 religious services have been held on this site. In 1815 several residents here bought property, organized a church and began holding regular services open to all. The new church soon joined with the Christian denomination of the Reverend James O'Kelly. During this association the idea for a local, church-supported college was conceived by Union Ridge Church and from that concept, Elon University evolved. The current building, completed in 1956, is the fifth structure occupied by this now non-denominational congregation.
 
Location. 36° 12.47′ N, 79° 24.01′ W. Marker is near Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Ridge Road (County Route 1001) and Altamahaw Union Ridge Road, on the left when traveling north on Union Ridge Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Union Ridge Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Altamahaw Union Ridge Road, Burlington NC 27217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McCray School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pleasant Grove High School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Glencoe Mill Village (approx. 4.7 miles away); Glencoe - The School
Union Ridge Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 16, 2015
2. Union Ridge Church Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Glencoe - The Marshall Family House Site (approx. 4.8 miles away); Glencoe - Two-Story Workers' Houses (approx. 4.9 miles away); Glencoe - Lodge Hall and Barber Shop (approx. 4.9 miles away); Glencoe - Churches (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .  Union Ridge Church. (Submitted on October 4, 2015.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Union Ridge Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 16, 2015
3. Union Ridge Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2015, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2015, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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