Weldon Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Hard-Up, Baker County

Weldon Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Hard-Up, Baker County

Weldon Springs Missionary Baptist Church was a small Black church located on Hard-Up Road. Weldon Springs became infamous for its ‘7 Churches Road’ haunting. Story goes that the minister killed his congregation one night and was later hanged in the big oak off of the road in front of the church. Now the ghosts of the congregation can be seen and no one can remove the bible from the pulpit, plus the cemetery seemingly goes on forever. In all actuality, that is a myth that is common to many a ‘haunted church’ and never really happened, nor is there any bible to attempt to remove. The only truth to this story is the fact that Weldon Springs DOES have a large cemetery, but it certainly doesn’t go on forever. (Private Property, the land is owned by Pineland Plantation and they take trespassing very seriously.)

Baptizing Pool

Baptizing Pool

Cemetery

Part of the cemetery…

Grave of Julia Butler

Grave in the wooded part of the cemetery…

Pulpit

Inside pulpit…

Perspective

Night time visit.

Mist

I did get this eerie mist on camera, I’m not quite sure what it is.

Pineland Plantation, Hard-Up, Baker County

Pineland Plantation, Hard-Up, Baker County

Pineland Plantation was originally developed by Judge Robert W. Bingham who was the former owner of the Louisville-Courier Journal. Following his death the plantation sold to Mr. Lambert D. Johnson of Evansville, Indiana. Mr. Johnson established it as a hunting plantation, and it has been ever since. Pineland grew under Mr. Johnson’s watch and eventually incorporated Eleconee Plantation once owned by golfer Bobby Jones. (PRIVATE PROPERTY, Pineland is not open to the public and should never be trespassed upon!)

Barn

Barn

Reflection Lake

Reflection Lake

River House

River House