Saturday, January 14, 2017

Shangri-La Stone Village - Prospect Hill

You're 75 years old and a retired tobacco farmer living in Prospect Hill, North Carolina.  What do you do?  Start to work on a miniature stone village.  And that's exactly what Henry L. Warren did.  From 1968 until his death in 1977 at age 84, Mr. Warren constructed a stone and brick miniature village of 27 unique structures - a town hall, church, mill, and hospital among others.  The village would be known as "Shangri-La".

This village is located just off of NC 86 in Prospect Hill.  At the Prospect Hill Fire Department, there is a small piece of Old NC 86 that leads to the village.  Shangri-La is located on private property - so please be respectful.  There is a visitor's log book on site if you want to leave a note.

Shangri-La is a great place to stop and look around and also great if you have young kids who will enjoy exploring the village.

Directions:

From the Triangle: Follow NC 86 from either I-40 or 85 North out of Hillsborough.  Continue on NC 86 into Caswell County and beyond NC 49.  Look for signs for the Prospect Hill Volunteer Fire Department on your right.  Shangri-La is on an old piece of NC 86 shared with the Fire Department.

From the Triad:  Take I-40/85 to NC 49 and follow north until NC 86.  Continue North on NC 86 and look for signs for the Prospect Hill Volunteer Fire Department.  Shangri-La is on an old piece of NC 86 shared with the Fire Department.

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