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Rest In Peace—Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains

In Cades Cove, The Feezell family were prominent supporters of the Methodist Church. William A. “Billie” Feezell deeded land to the church in 1874 which provided a site for the cemetery. The Cades Cove Methodist cemetery has at least one hundred graves and is the second oldest cemetery in Cades Cove.

During the early nineteenth century, the Methodist Episcopal church had significant gain in membership in the United States. By 1820, the church was the largest Protestant denomination in the country.

The swift growth of Methodism was largely due to the theology it preached—individual responsibility and the equality of all men in the sight of God.

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