The Carter Society is launching the first in a series a regional Carter Reunions throughout the United States.
The first one will be held in Milton West Virginia celebrating the kinship extending from Rev. George W. Carter. Rev Carter was one the ministers serving at Mud River Baptist Church near Milton WV.
To get a glimpse of the history of Milton- we go back in time to the “bloody sixties” and we are not talking about the 1960’s but the 1860’s…when armed forces of the blue and the gray were engaged in fighting the Civil War. At that time there was probably nothing there to indicate the role that destiny was to play on the birth and development of this thriving community on the banks OF THE Mud River…This valley had its share in the great Civil War, 1861 to 1865, and it did its part so fully that there was no appearance of cowards or slackers. Most of the young men of military age were enlisted in the Union or Confederate service. A number of them paid the extreme sacrifice on field of battle and never returned to recount their deeds of daring. Most of those who did return at the close of the war have since passed to the great beyond, and only a few remain like sentinels of a vanished army.
Dream come true? The Carter Hall Conference Center in Clarke County, Virginia, is beautifully situated in the hunt country of the Shenandoah Valley. To meet and sleep in Carter Hall and the several other historic buildings on the property–East House, West House, Stone House, four cabins, and Apple Hill–affords us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, going even beyond “walking where our ancestors walked.”
And make no mistake ... Carter Hall is beautifully and elegantly appointed. If you’ve ever wanted to stay in the equivalent of a castle, this is it! For four days we will be able to soak up “the grandeur of an earlier era.” The experience will begin when you drive through the entry and wind around through the pastoral and peaceful grounds and gardens. You will lose about 200 years and a load of stress on your approach alone!
We can’t wait to see everyone again.