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The name Bear Wallow attributed to two sources

One reason a fairly obvious one; the other has to do with a unique style of delivering the Gospel
Comments re article 71001 Reader asks how Bear Wallow got its name

By Sue Bailey
Bear Wallow United Methodist Church Historian

The Cemetery received the name from the Church.

The Church has two reasons for being named Bear Wallow, according to very elderly community members. Oscar Smiley, Fannie and Bessie Curry are a partial list who were interviewed by me several years ago.

  1. They stated that the Bear wallowed in a water hole down below the back of the Church

  2. And the second reason for Bear Wallow was an early Pastor of the Church whose last name was "Bear." He was described as "very Spiritual & Energized," as he preached he often laid down and rolled in the Church Aisle.
I had no reason to doubt them and others who shared the same happenings; therefore we have "Bear Wallow" Church & Cemetery.

If anyone has a different reason for the name, I'd love to hear it??? - Sue Bailey


This story was posted on 2014-11-07 12:47:16
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