In the late 1700’s, Red Cross was a community that was thriving and was used as a junction for transportation. Of course, this was before the days of paved roads and road conditions were not good.
The name “Red Cross” came from the slick and red clay making it hard to travel during wet weather.
Red Cross was used primarily in the beginning for agricultural and is still largely used for that even now. Businesses and residences are a part of the Town of Red Cross now even among the farm land.
Dan Hinson owned one of the largest stores at the crossroads of Hwy 205 and 24/27 (Red Cross Road) and is still standing today. This was built in the early 1900’s. Mike Hinson, grandson of Dan Hinson, is still running the store.
A group of people from the community chose to create a church. In 1945, Red Cross Baptist Church was founded. The church grew and a new sanctuary was built in 1969.