Harrison Mayes Prepare To Meet God Sign (Andrews, 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.), so finding one in the wild like this one in Andrews, NC is rare. As you can see by the photos, on one side the sign reads "PREPARE TO MEET 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: (35.196983, -83.865943)
Location: Airport Road, Andrews, NC

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