Harrison Mayes Jesus Is Coming Soon Cross (Murphy, NC)

Middlesboro, Kentucky's Harrison Mayes was a coal miner, folk artist, and evangelist. He started dotting the Appalachian landscape wit...



Middlesboro, Kentucky's Harrison Mayes was a coal miner, folk artist, and evangelist. He started dotting the Appalachian landscape with handmade concrete crosses and signs in 1918 at the age of 20 until his death in 1986. Unfortunately, not many of these have stood the test of time (and highway work and careless drivers and vandals, etc.), and this one in Murphy, NC is not in the best of shape. As you can see by the photos, on one side the cross reads "GET RIGHT WITH GOD." On the other, it reads, "JESUS IS COMING SOON."

To see a decent-sized collection of Mayes's signs, visit Norris, Tennessee's Museum of Appalachia, which even has the bicycle Mayes used.



What To Know Before You Go

GPS Coordinates: (35.077366, -84.023139)
Location: East US Highway 64 Alternate, Murphy, NC

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