Like most small towns, at its heart you'll find churches of many denominations.
Though not soaring cathedrals, these unassuming structures house the faithful and help foster a community spirit. One such church is First United Methodist established in 1844 (pictured).
Other early churches discovered on our walk about town were:
picture #2 Immaculate Conception Church, estab. 1863; burned in 1992 (reconstructed)
picture #3 Christ Episcopal Church, estab. 1851
picture #4 Cumberland Presbyterian Church, estab. in 1852
I think that a town that prays together...stays together!