Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church - Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 35° 36.126 W 083° 48.821
17S E 245108 N 3943462
Quick Description: Beautiful white frame preserved church building in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2013 8:18:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMG68H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church was established in 1827 by some of the earliest settlers in the Cove. The congregation met in homes until the first building, a log cabin, was built in 1832. The log building was used until the present building replaced it in 1887. The interior of the church is covered with sawn lumber. The ceiling lumber was still green and sticky with sap when it was installed resulting in the handprints of the builders being visible to this day.

Behind the church is cemetery contining some 400 graves.

During the summer months a vounteer-led program on the history of the church is well worth the hour spent. We have attended it at least three times.
Date Built: 1/1/1887

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

Service Times:
The church is inactive. The only services are by reservation with the NPS.


Website: [Web Link]

Church Address:
Cades Cove Loop Road
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN USA
37882


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