Old Churches Cades Cove

 

Old Churches of Cades Cove

The suggested blog topic of the Ultimate Blog Challenge today is to share some photographs of your hometown, wildlife, scenery or scenes of your workplace just for a few examples. I’d love to show a behind the scenes of our shop but I can’t find photos that tell a story, I’ll save that for another day.  Since today is Palm Sunday I thought I would share some photos I took of some old churches in Cades Cove located in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.  The entire area so beautiful and it’s like taking a trip back in time, way back.

 

Religion was important to the settlers of Cades Cove and most of the homesteaders where Baptist but there were also some that started the Methodist church. These are a few of the churches that you can visit if you take a trip to Cades Cove.

 

The Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church was organized in 1827 and still in great shape. I love to take photos of steeples and bell towers.

 

 

The inside of the church has rows of pews and a simple altar.  Their is even an old Bible on the altar.

 

 

Look how beautiful the Cades Cove Missionary Baptist Church is. This church was established in 1839.

 


This is the beautiful Methodist Church that was constructed in 1902 after the congregation had met around bon fires and log cabins from the early 1800’s.  You may wonder why there are two doors at the entrance of the church, that’s because originally men and women had separate entrances to the one room church.

This link will give you more history of this beautiful church:  http://www.visitcadescove.com/cades-cove-history/cades-cove-methodist-church/

I love the history of years gone by and there are so many older buildings that are being torn down for shopping malls or condos, leaving all the history in the dust.  Cades Cove is tucked away in a small corner of Tennessee and I hope it stays that way it is forever.

This link has information on Cades Cove and you can also print out a map of the 11 mile loop with many other old buildings, spectacular scenery plus wildlife.  http://www.visitcadescove.com/

 

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Martha Demeo

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. Alice Gerard says:

    Beautiful pictures. I really enjoyed seeing these churches. They are simple and they are gorgeous.

  2. Martha says:

    Thanks Alice, I love old churches and barns. This area is so beautiful, hard to leave once we get there.

  3. bushra says:

    Beautiful pics, I remember my school church where I find immense peace and positive energy on my every visit
    Beautifully penned, Thanks for sharing
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  4. Ruth says:

    I love seeing old churches. They always seems to have such a peaceful energy about them. Thanks for sharing your pics!

  5. Martha says:

    That’s a good way to describe old churches Ruth! I find them so peaceful when I’m sitting in the pews. Thanks for visiting!

  6. Martha says:

    Thanks for taking a tour of the churches with me Bushra. It is so peaceful when I’m around them. I visited your blog, great information of mommy’s to be!

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