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When the Evergreen Baptist Church sold its old pastorium, diagonally southwest across the street from the “church plant” as the complex of buildings was customarily called, it built a new one on McMillan Street in the old part of town. Lore had it that the street running north and south along the ridge had been named Main Street because that had originally been town’s focus as the Brooklyn-to-Lyeffion road where it crossed US Highway 31. When the railroad came through slightly to the west, commercial Evergreen had simply picked up and moved, leaving Main as a residential street. Thus streets around Main did not square with those around the railroad. McMillan ran west at right angles from Main, heading down the hill and then up again to a stop sign on Shipp Street.



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