Built in 1850, Possum Trot Church was appropriated in 1900 by Martha Berry for Sunday school and is considered the cradle of what is Berry College today.
The general public can’t go inside the Possum Trot Church or school houses. I had to take these pictures with my camera lens right up against the glass of the windows, hence the reflections you see if some of the pictures.
WinShape Retreat is also located on the Berry College campus. It offers a Christian oriented respite for growth and transformation for married couples, and ministry leaders.
Myrtle Hill cemetery
Before it was a cemetery, what is now Myrtle hill was a battle site of 800 men led by General John Sevier, one of the founding father’s of Tennessee, and 1000 Cherokee in 1793. General Sevier was in pursuit of these Cherokee because they’d allegedly scalped and killed 13 settlers near Knoxville.
After the Dahlonega gold rush, Rome was founded in 1834 an Myrtle Hill was opened as a cemetery in 1850 after the other 2 cemetery hills in the town were at capacity. The poisonous vine Myrtle vine was prominent on the hill and hence the name Myrtle Hill.
The Confederate section of the cemetery contains 368 Confederate and Union troops.
Mural on Heritage Park trail alongside the Oostanaula river.
View of downtown Rome from Hwy 27 underpass on Heritage Park Trail.