Friday, March 26, 2010

Possum Town

To enlighten some of you as to why I am "The Bishop of Possum Town" instead of "The Bishop of something else", maybe the picture will do the job.

I understand that one of the early settlers of this area, Spirus Roach, who came to this area around 1817, and built a tavern, was an old gray, bent over man that reminded the local Indians of an opossum so they began to call the settlement Possum Town.  And that is how it got its name.  Actually, there are quite a few possums in this area so; the above could be an old tale. Anyway, in 1821 the North Carolina and Virginia immigrants that followed the original settlers to this area to grow cotton on the Black Prairie fertile soil showed their dislike for the name Possum Town, and renamed it Columbus.  It is also called "The Friendly City".

So,  living here, and having the name of Bishop, I naturally should be the "Bishop of Possum Town".  At least that is the way I see it.  If you see it different, please leave a comment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If Possum Town really needs a bishop, I think that you make a good one. Be sure to pray for the surrounding towns, especially the ones over in Alabama, namely Coal Fire.