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Stop 09: MacPherson Presbyterian Church and Cemetery

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    The current building of MacPherson Church was built in 1868, and features brick salvaged from the US Arsenal. However, the first minister, Reverend Angus McDiarmid (who is buried at Long Street Church Cemetery), held open- air services in Gaelic and English since 1793, as the original congregation was of Scottish decent, like many other churches in the area. Today, inside the church, a visitor may see many objects from its past; the first communion service, handmade tin sconces from the original building, the sounding board, and the communion bench. The cemetery consists of many early, prominent Scottish families of the area; including the Shaw's, the McPherson's as well as individuals such as Theopolis Holmes, a Lieutenant General in the Confederate Army.

    Hours: Exterior view or by appointment only. Open to the public daily, before dusk.

    Next Stop: Long Street Presbyterian Church & Cemetery is under the jurisdiction of the Fort Bragg Cultural Management Resources Program (CRMP). It can only be accessed with a CRMP guide present. Please call the CRMP to see if access is available. They will direct you as to how to get to their location once you reach Fort Bragg. ***Only U.S. Citizens may enter the post. All visitors must stop at All-American Welcome Center, on left, show ID and receive Visitors Pass to access Fort Bragg.***

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