BINGHAM GRAVE, WEST POINT ROAD, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
A declining old Church structure in the bush.
19th Century dual entrance doors are apparent here.
These are views of a declining old structure ordinarily not worth anyone's attention except that this is history and the knowledge needs to be preserved. Unfortunately about all I know so far is what I see above. What I see is a structure that is old. The front entrance has the dual doors, one for men, and one for the ladies. That was a 19th century tradition that is no longer practiced. This tradition was prevalent in the south in olden times when the men sat on one side and women the other. The entrance was later modified to have a main entrance in the center of that to include both sexes indicating many years of use. Another indication of age is the rock steps are clearly limestone or granite and not concrete. Concrete is a product of the 20th century. I can go back and study the architecture later when the Poison Ivy is dormant because I believe the block walls were added adjacent to clap board or wooden walls. It is not clear if the blocks are concrete or perhaps carved limestone.
On topographical maps generally drawn up in the 1950s this is shown as the West Point Church not denoting any other information. There is also a West Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the Theta Pike about 10 miles north east of this place that may or may not have something to do with this. So much for the frustrations of a long distance historical analysis. Stay tuned to this page as I later try to develop the history of this place.
Information by Wayne Austin 9/25/2008.