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What is the history behind the Saint Paul’s Catholic Church that was in the area formerly known as “Farmer’s Turnout” or Maco?

Merton Vance
StarNews

St. Paul’s Catholic Church at the Farmer’s Turnout was started in the 1880s and around the turn of the century also ran a Catholic school for a number of years.

As the original families who founded the church moved away, the church was abandoned.

An effort to revive the church came in 1929, but it eventually was abandoned again and the building was demolished in 1940.

There is more information on the website of the NCGenWeb Project, which is a network of volunteers who gather genealogical and historical information about the state:

www.ncgenweb.us/columbus/catholic.html

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