Recently my ABC Wednesday entry featured a glimpse of the Blue Ridge Community. Since posting those pictures I have been sent more pictures and thought I would share some more about Blue Ridge. While I never lived at Blue Ridge my mom and grandparents grew up there. I did spend time at my Granny’s house, on the farm with my Granddaddy and at the church.
Originally built by Henry J. Carter in 1872, the house was bought by my great-great grandparents, T.E. Stribling in 1907. A kitchen was added to the back of the house. The wagon tracks are approximately in the same location as the current road. A big barn was built several yards in front of the house. As a youngster I always wondered why the barn was on the other side of the road. I didn’t realize that the when the farm was built there was no road.
T. E. Stribling Family