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.
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.