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c.1894 Church For Sale on 1.5 Rural Acres Tillery NC $48K ~ Sold

450 Highway 481, Tillery, NC, 27887       $48,000 ~ Pending ~ Sold for $48k on 11/12/2020


Another church for sale. It is such a shame that churches are dropping like flies across the United States. I sound like a broken record, but 6,000 to 10,000 churches shut their doors across America each year. What will happen to all these wonderful old structures?
This white, country church, built in 1894, was the Tillery Baptist Church. It sits on 1.5 rural acres. The Rev. Charles Spurgeon Bartholomew served as pastor of the church for 52 years before his passing in July 2020 at the age of 86. He was a busy man, as he also owned four retirement homes and was an avid fisherman. Without the reverend at the helm, I guess the congregation could not sustain the church, so here it is. It could be converted into a truly lovely home.


This historic church for sale is in very good condition, on double lot and has no covenants or restrictions. It’s large sanctuary has pews to seat about 100 with additional rooms in the back that could have many uses. The 2 half baths have room available to make them full baths.There are wood floors throughout the entire building; floors in sanctuary were covered with carpet to control the sound when it was used as a church. The piano and organ are included.
Also included: working HVAC/propane in sanctuary, wall propane heaters in 3 back rooms, updated electric in the sanctuary, county-wide trash pickup and recycling. Two rooms are located behind the sanctuary. Behind that, there is a back hall running the width of the building with 3 large rooms on the very back that could easily be bedrooms. This building can be used for a single family residence, a commercial building and, of course, a church!

OHU50K does not represent this property.

Rev. Bartholomew 1933-2020

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