As one that is fascinated with any historical structure, I visited the Oaky Grove Church in Clayton, North Carolina yesterday. After hearing about this place from a friend, we did a little research and found some interesting events in North Carolina history have taken place here. The general area is often referred to as Mial Plantation.
Many folks report that the church was built by request of a man's fiance. She claimed that she would not marry him until he built the church.
The steeple on the church is not original. The steeple now crowns a Catholic Church in Salisbury, NC (allegedly). The steeple was destroyed by fire in the early twentieth century.
Overall, this is a beautiful area enriched with history. I'll be back to visit again.