All this information was put together by our local historian William Anderson. He is also a member of Sixmilecross Presbterian Church. He has a wealth of knowledge on the local area and its history. He put this information to a leaflet that accompanies the walk that he can take you on around Sixmilecross. Maybe some day we can get him to do a virtual tour. Just watch this space.
The Bawn House/Castle
The Bawn House/Castle was built as part of the grant given to Lord Castlehaven to be a strong hold in the area. The house is long demolished now but some of the stone was used for buildings in the village.
The Evangelistic Hall was where Rev Ian Paisley preached his first sermon aged 16. A new church was built in 1981 on the Cooley Road and the hall was moved to the Whitfield Bible College at Gilford, Co Armagh where men now preactice their preaching skills.
The Market House
The market house was a place of great importance to the business people and traders of the village, expecially on the fair days that happened on teh 19th of every month. It is thought that the market house was build from the stone from the Bawn House.
Cross hill is where stood a stone cross which was 6 Irish miles from Omagh and how the new village got its name. The cross was demolished around 1798 and parts of it are said to be built into houses in the village.
Sixmilecross Post Office
Sixmilecross Post Office was the first sub post office opened between Omagh and Dungannon in 1817 and has remained within the same family for almost 200 years.
The Marshall Centre
The Marshall Centre is where Sixmilecross national school was and where WF Marshall's father was the head master.
Marshall Family Graves
The grave of W F Marshall and his brother R L Marshall who loved the village and the people that lived there by writing many poems and stories about them.
The Hill of O'Neill
The hill of O'Neill or Tullyneil is regarded to be the centre of the province of Ulster and was a place of great importance to the O'Neill's of Tyrone
The stain glass window in the Church of Ireland is dedicated to the Dunlop family. It is from this family that John Dunlop the printer of the American decoration of independence came from and maybe worshiped here as a boy.
The rath is probably earlist manmade structure to remain of the village, it dates from 800 to 1200 years old and was used to shelter people and animals. This picture is how this rath would have looked about thousand years ago.
The Railway Station
Sixmilecross railway station was opened in 1840 and closed 1965. It was part of the Great Northern Railway on the route between Derry/Londonderr and Portadown.