Sunday, June 10, 2012

Walkertown Hauntings and Ghost Stories

The Walkertown Area Historical Society is currently researching local haunting locations and ghost stories for an upcoming new book. If you have a story to share, or know of a property where strange occurrences have happened, we would love for you to share them with the society. This can include stories passed down from generation to generation or of a particular incident that you've witnessed. We are also encouraging others to join our research team and enjoy the fun of preserving all types of history. For more details on this project, please email

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 25, Historical Society Potluck Picnic

Please join us for our July meeting on Saturday, July 25, 5 - 8 pm. We will have a potluck (covered dish) dinner at the Walkertown Community Park on Darrow Road in Walkertown. Visitors are welcome. Please bring a dish of your choice to share. For more information, email

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Memories of a Concerned Citizen

Being fortunate to have been born and raised in the rural South, in a small town with many connecting smaller communities, uniquely defined by named crossroads, farms, feed mills, old-time country stores, countless picturesque churchyards, even old style garages, and drugstores with soda owned diners and barbecues, drive-in movie theaters, skating rinks and so on. It was truly idyllic. Most of these are now disappearing, being replaced by urban sprawl and development.

In the early days more so than now you could trace and connect all of the family names from the center of a small town outward to almost all of the family names in a forty mile radius. Does this conjure up any scenes .ie. , the old Rexall drugstore, E.J. Grubbs classic old-time garage complete with wooden floors,Waggoners filling station filled with bibbed overall clad farmers chatting on the old benches, Lacy Fairs Market right across the street, and the old Fire Station with the finest locals always there in times of need in the community.

Driving down memory lane there are countless other scenes, some could be blurred by a tear or two, sometimes you may have to watch as the motor graders and earthmoving machines erase and pave over these once fine places forever, only the memory of these days, now being rendered to the past,whether we like it or not, will remain.
Just some thoughts that I wanted to share, and its really great that our Walkertown Area Historical Society is helping preserve our fine heritage.

P.S. I do have to share this one thing I saw today, unsettling as it was, I was sitting at the stoplight below the Seafood Shack and right in the middle of the five o'clock traffic, I swear this is true, here comes riding thru the intersection a bona fide drag queen on a moped, she/he (it) looked just like the vampire faced drag queen star in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, maybe you will see it around town, hope we aren't seeing the beginning of any new trends.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

WAHS needs your recipes and gardening tips!

WAHS is compiling a cookbook to sell to fund the society's projects and events. Vera Guthrie and Phyllis Salmons are leading this project and we want to thank them for all the work they're doing. Please send us your favorite:

  • Recipes
  • Tips for the first time gardener and gardening lore of old. Examples: "Always plant corn when the Dogwoods are in bloom"; "Dig potatoes before the Fourth of July or they'll rot in the ground."

Submit all recipes and gardening tips by June 1, 2009 so that we may prepare to have the books for sale in November. Please include your name, address, email address and phone number in case of questions.
If the recipe you submit is from another cookbook or person, please include the name of that cookbook or person. If you received the recipe from someone who has passed away, please note that it is from the “late __________.”
Email your recipes to:
or mail them to: WAHS, PO Box 1183, Walkertown, NC 27051-1183

Walkertown Area Historical Society meeting, May 19

Join us for the next Walkertown Area Historical Society meeting on May 19, 6:30 pm at the Walkertown public library, 2969 Main Street. Wayne Biby will present "Sharing Walkertown's Past".

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