Historic Hemphill church destroyed by storm

A church over 100 years old was destroyed by the storm that came through Haywood County on Saturday evening.

The old Hemphill Methodist Church on Hemphill Road near Jonathan Creek sustained critical damage around 11:30 p.m. when a massive tree was blown over on the other side of Hemphill Creek and landed on the church.

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(The Mountaineer, 5/28/17)