Fishing Creek Baptist Church

Located 2180 Old 60 Wilkesboro, NC just NE of intersection with Fishing Creek Rd
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Mary L Anderson, 1st wife of Eli anderson was the first interment in this cemetery; Mary was the dau of Elam Marlow & Lavinia Williams.

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Agusta Holland was the 2nd interment in Fishing Creek Cemetery. She was buried the day after Mary L (Marlow) Anderson.
The story is told that Mr Holland would not allow his wife to be buried on a Sunday, so she was buried a day later than Mary Anderson.

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June 2004

The Cicadas (17 yr) were crawling the grounds at Fishing Creek Church.  The driveway was covered with dead cicadas.
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Across from the church was a wooded area that was filled with noise from the cicadas.


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1. Female lays eggs and dies soon after. Eggs hatch.
2. Bugs or 'nymphs' drop to the ground
3. Nymphs live underground feeding on tree roots
4. After 17 years, nymphs tunnel to surface, crawl up trees and shed skins to become adults
5. Adults mate during May and June of 17th year

The males spend their brief time in the sun courting females with high pitched trills, made by vibrating abdominal drums called timbales.






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