Concord Road [video]

Today I present the second history video here on Jordan’s Journey. The first video, Suttle’s Mill, was just a short teaser to get things started. This new video, Concord Road, takes the concept a bit further.

Concord Road is one of the smaller roads in the East Armuchee valley. It’s not a main thruway and most of the road has never been paved. My Pope family ancestors lived along this road—and some of the other Pope descendants still do today. The video above should give you a good idea of what things are like in the Armuchee Valley. There’s probably a lot more history surrounding Concord Road than I know about, but this is just one part of my effort to preserve the history of the area (and not just my specific family lines). As always, if you have any interesting tidbits please let me know.

Take special notice of the music in this piece. I asked my friend Michael Harren to compose some music for my Jordan’s Journey videos using Sacred Harp as a creative springboard. His score for this piece more than exceeded my expectations. The music is forward thinking yet explores the past in such an interesting and creative way–which is exactly what Jordan’s Journey is about.

A special thanks goes out to Tammy Bartlett and Christy Bartlett for their assistance in making this video. You were a lovely crew to work with!

What kind of videos would you like to see in the future? I want to continue documenting the history in this way so hit me up in the comments below and let me know what you would like to see. And if you have any old video footage of Villanow, Subligna, or anywhere in the area, please get in touch as well.

3 Responses to “Concord Road [video]”

  1. I want to wander down that road!!

    • It’s a great road. So much fun to wander down. The little roads like this are one of the many features that give the area such character. I hope the road is never paved!

  2. Mom says:

    I used to walk up that road a lot–sometimes even bare foot! I have also walked from Armuchee Valley School all the way to the Concord Church for a classmate’s funeral. I used to hear my Grannie Pope talk about the camp meetings held at the Concord Methodist Church. I visited my great-great grandparents graves for the first time this spring. I tried to imagine the house that would have been there during the Civil War and wonder if they could see John’s Mountain from their house and to imagine what their lives would have been like. This was another good journey down memory lane!

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