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Maryhill Church

Image courtesy of Robert L. Grupp

100 Year-Old Maryhill Church Destroyed by High Winds

The Maryhill Visitation Catholic church was destroyed August 1, 2006 by what are believed to have been straight line winds.

The church was first built in 1882. Soon after, lightning struck it, burning the building to the ground. The current structure was built in 1905 and had stood for just over a century. The stained glass windows alone were valued at $320,000.

It is unclear at this time if the church will be rebuilt.

Below are pictures taken of the damages by Cherokee County residents Don Blake and Kris (Watts) Witcombe 

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