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Anding moved his family here in the late 1840s and is regarded as the founder.
The community may have been named for an earlier church, but no information is
There are, however, reports of a school being here
in 1906 which schooled 43 area children. No population figures are available but
in the 1930s there was still a church although the school had since closed. The
prosperity of the postwar era drew more people away in search of jobs and only
a few families remained. By the 1990s, the community was a virtual ghost town
– with only a church, cemetery and scattered residences.
was suggested for inclusion by Jack Palmer.
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