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Hemby House (Weddington United Methodist Church)

The Hemby House is among the oldest family homes in Weddington, North Carolina. Here’s some other interesting information about this historical North Carolina building:

  • Hemby House has nearly 4,000 square feet of space indoors.
  • The mansion’s architecture is a clear representation of turn-of-the-20th-century Southern-style.
  • Management of the Hemby House was handed over to the Weddington United Methodist Church In the late 1990s.
  • The Weddington United Methodist Church had to agree to move and restore Hemby House before it could be handed over to the church. It was relocated several miles to its current location at 7003 Matthews, Weddington Rd.
  • Restoration of the house was completed in 2002.
  • The Hemby House was formerly located directly to the left of the Weddington Town Hall. A commercial office complex now stands where it used to be.
  • For a while, Hemby House served exclusively as a parsonage. Nowadays, it’s used by various groups within the church for meetings. Town members also use it for meetings and special events.
  • The Weddington United Methodist Church hosts traditional worship services, praise and worship services, and acoustic praise and worship services within Hemby House.
  • Weddington, where Hemby House is located, is considered the third wealthiest town in North Carolina. The average household in Weddington earns more than $46,000, which is North Carolina’s average household income.
  • The Waxhaw Indians originally inhabited Weddington. Over time, the population of the area was replaced by German, English, Scottish, and Welsh immigrants
  • The current population of Weddington is less than 10,000 people
  • The schools in Weddington are among the best in the US. These schools have consistently been on the nation’s list of excellence for their test scores and teacher to student ratio. They are also ranked among the top schools in North Carolina.

The Hemby House is a 14-minute, 7.6-mile drive from Well Doctor in Waxhaw, NC if traveling via NC-16 N.

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