Alligator Creek, Crestview, Baker County

Alligator Creek, Crestview, Baker County

Alligator Creek was dry the day I took this photo due to a drought a few years back. Some consider the creek only to be a ‘wet weather’ creek, but it has been full in the last year. Alligator Creek flows into the Ichauway-Nochaway Creek and begins in Early County. Legend has it that DeSoto camped here with his men and drank from the creek. My grandmother says that during the 40s-60s Alligator Creek was great place to swim and was frequented by the local teenagers.

Smith House, Crestview, Baker County

Smith House, Crestview, Baker County

There are two houses where Smith Road ends in Crestview, both once belonged to the Smith family and is now a part of Willow Nook Farms. this is the older of the two. (Private Property)

Box with Dress Patterns

Front Door

School Book

 

Postcards

Here’s a creepy story: ┬áSo when I looked at some photos I had taken of the papers that had littered the floor I noticed a face looking back at me; you can see it here in the bottom right corner. Normally these things don’t freak me out because I don’t believe in ghosts, but when I looked at the photo I took afterwards I had chills run down my spine…

Religious Texts

In this photo you can still see the face (bottom left corner), but now it’s looking a different way…as if it’s following me. Talk about strange!

Notchaway Baptist Church, Cheevertown, Baker County

Notchaway Baptist Church, Cheevertown, Baker County

Notchaway Baptist Church was founded as a White church prior to 1839. Any records prior to this date have been lost, we do know, however that the church once sat on the Notchaway Creek. R. C. Poole was the first pastor and the church had a small congregation in its early years. November 1895 the church was moved and reconstructed in its current location in 1896. Notchaway Baptist Church also has a long line of missionaries who went as far as Africa buried in its cemetery.

The Notchaway Baptist Church is on the National Register of Historic Places, listed on May 25, 2001.

Water Pump

Old water pump in front of the church.

Notchaway Baptist Cemetery

Notchaway Baptist Cemetery

Grave of the Bodiford Child