Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Old Road to Selma

Before there was a County Road 37, there was the old road that led to Selma
 from Summerfield, and Main Street was part of it. Back in 1865 at this intersection,
 Federal cavalry rode right by the antebellum house on the left.
 Many homes in the area were looted, burned or used to house troops.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

What a cool history of that house! As soon as I read that Federal Calvary troops rode past there, I could actually picture soldiers on horseback on that road.

Kate said...

I like this kind of road, less travelled and far more interesting than any major highway or interstate. The War Between the States is one of our less admirable chapters in our nation's history...so sad that places like this were ravaged!

hamilton said...

Sometimes you look at these little roads and it is hard to imagine that they were once the main gateway into town.

Nancy said...

I love reading about these old houses and the history that goes with them.....

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I can't believe how flat it is there! I'd love to go for a run on that road ;-) Neat house!