Historical Attractions

Germanton Fresco & Methodist Church – 1856Germanton Fresco
3615 NC 8 & 65 Hwy
Germanton, NC 27019

“The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes”, a 64 square foot Fresco (a fine art painting executed into plaster using a centuries old technique) by artist Gerald Steinmeyer in 1990 graces the altar of this small ca. 1856 church building.

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Historic Davis Chapel – 1922Davis Chapel
1293 Davis Chapel Church Road
Walnut Cove, NC 27052
Phone: (336) 871-9163

If you are looking for a historic location for your event, Davis Chapel (ca. 1922) is the place. It began as a place of worship on the James Davis Plantation soon after the Davis family settled on the Dan River in the 1700’s. The original building burned in 1922, but was immediately rebuilt using the old plan. The Chapel has a seating capacity of 99 and is available as well as picnic shelters on the property. While you are there enjoying the local history, take a walk on their nature trail which takes you along the Dan River.

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Horne Creek Living Historical Farm – 1900
308 Horne Creek Farm Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
Phone: (336) 325-2298
E-Mailhornecreek@ncdcr.gov

Once the Hauser family farm, Horne Creek (part of North Carolina Historic Sites) enables visitors to experience farm life in North Carolina’s northwestern Piedmont circa 1900. The site features the family’s original farm house, a tobacco curing barn, a corn crib, adjacent fields under cultivation, and even a heritage apple orchard. Through programs ranging from old fashioned ice cream socials to an annual corn shucking frolic, Horne Creek Living Historical Farm provides a unique opportunity to learn about our rural past.

Open: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Closed Sundays, Mondays, and most major holidays. No fees except for events sponsored by Horne Creek Farm’s support group (nominal fees). Donations are accepted and appreciated.

No fees except for events sponsored by Horne Creek Farm’s support group (nominal fees). Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm

King’s Cabin – 1775King Cabin
109 White Road
King, NC 27021

A reconstruction of the original log cabin kitchen built by the first settler to King, John Jacob Spainhour. His descendants still live in the community.

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King Drug Company – 1926King Drug
142 South Main Street
King, NC 27021
Phone: (336) 983-3147

This building was constructed in 1926 as a joint drugstore and doctors’ office. Still in operation, and you can enjoy lunch at the soda fountain.

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King Moravian Church – 1925
234 West Dalton Road
King, NC 27021
E-Mail: office@kingmoravianchurch.org

King Moravian Church building makes obvious reference to Home Moravian Church in Old Salem. The church features round-arched doors and windows, round-arched door hoods, tiny gable windows, and a small belfry atop the steeply-pitched gable roof.

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Moratock Iron Furnace – 1843Iron Furnace
1009 Sheppard Mill Road
Danbury, NC 27016

One of the best preserved structures remaining from the antebellum period in North Carolina. Stokes County was one of many piedmont counties that contained iron ore deposits. The Moratock was used to produce usable bar iron and currently measures approximately 28 feet square at the base and is constructed of rough-quarried granite blocks.

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Priddy’s General Store – 1888Priddys
2121 Sheppard Mill Road
Danbury, NC 27016
Phone: (336) 593-8786

Its opening as a general store in 1888 is reflected in the old-timey merchandise, including: candy, fried apple pies, glass bottle sodas, local produce & ciders, antiques, local art, overalls, hardware and “good old fashioned” Stokes County hospitality.

It’s all here, waiting for you to take a trip down memory lane, where old times are never forgotten. Priddy’s is where you can forget the mad rush; where time stands still. Where you can slowly peruse the things of the past, letting your mouth water at the sight of homemade jams, jellies, baked goods, old fashioned candies.

Priddy’s General Store has been an important part of the Danbury community for as long as most local old timers can remember. In 1888 the building was built by the Hartman Family, and in 1929 N.D. and Lula Priddy purchased the building and opened “N.D. Priddy Grocery”. Their son J. Elwood and his wife Pat took over the store in 1960. Since 1999 (after Elwood Priddy’s death) Jane Priddy Charleville manages the store for her mother Pat. Jane is the 3rd generation Priddy to operate the store, with help of her mom and family, continuing the old traditions and maintaining the rustic atmosphere.

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Priddy’s General Store Online

Colonel Jack Martin Rock House
1041 Colonel Jack Martin Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

About the time Surry County was formed from Rowan in 1770, it has been said that a very young John Martin laid the foundation of the famed Rock House in Stokes County. Since he was only fourteen years of age at that time, it is likely that the construction of the house began later; possibly as late as 1778.

Somewhere along the way John became known as “Jack” and that is the name some remember him by today. Before the Rock House was completed, John went to war from the old Surry County courthouse in Old Richmond as a Lieutenant in Captain Joseph Henry Smith’s company, and served with Rutherford against the Indians in 1776. He fought for several years against the Indians as well as the Tories in the western part of North Carolina. He served under Captains Smith, Minor, Phillips, and Robert Hill. He also served under Colonels William Cleveland, Shepard, and James Martin and frequently rode with Major Joseph Winston. Read More…

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Wilson-Fulton Museum of Stokes History – 1860
403 Main Street
Danbury, NC 27016

One of the best preserved structures remaining from the antebellum period in North Carolina. Stokes County was one of many piedmont counties that contained iron ore deposits. The Moratock was used to produce usable bar iron and currently measures approximately 28 feet square at the base and is constructed of rough-quarried granite blocks.

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