The Gravesite Of Siamese Twins Eng And Chang Bunker (Mount Airy, NC)

Siamese twins Eng and Chang Bunker are buried in the graveyard directly behind the White Plains Baptist Church in Mt. Airy. Their grave is...



Siamese twins Eng and Chang Bunker are buried in the graveyard directly behind the White Plains Baptist Church in Mt. Airy. Their grave is easy to find; it's pretty much front and central. In fact, the church encourages visitors by keeping pamphlets near the gravesite. Here are a few highlights from the pamphlet:
  • Eng and Chang mean right and left.
  • Captain Coffin purchased the twins from their mother and they eventually ended up with P.T. Barnum.
  • The twins helped build and donated the land for the White Plains Baptist Church.
But by far the most interesting was their living arrangements:
"In 1843, Eng married Sarah, and Chang married Addie... In 1854, they purchased a new thousand acre farm along Stewarts Creek, in Surry County. On their farm they built two houses about one mile apart. They alternated their stays with each wife and children every three days."
And in case you were wondering if being conjoined twins puts a strain on marital relations, Eng and Sarah had eleven children while Chang and Addie had ten.

What To Know Before You Go

GPS Coordinates: (36.453384, -80.629209)
Location: White Plains Baptist Church, 614 Old Highway 601, Mt. Airy, NC 27030

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