This past weekend while visiting the old Files graveyard I photographed the old road pictured above. During antebellum times this road connected the Files farm east of Mantachie Creek and the Owen farm west of the creek. For many years this old road linked the Fawn Grove community with the Walton Cemetery community but during the mid-1900s the county quit maintaining the road and Mantachie Creek Bridge. Today the old road east of the creek is merely a well-worn path but the old road west of the creek is known as Franks Road. For years now, every time I visit Walton Cemetery where many of my family lines are buried, I admire this old forgotten section of a once well-traveled road.