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Cades Cove Methodist Church—Smoky Mountains

The church organized in 1820 and met in a log building until 1902 when J. D. McCampbell built a proper church building in 115 days for $115. McCampbell then became the congregation’s preacher for many years.

The two front door design was common in the 1800’s. The two doors allowed men to enter one door and sit on one side and women and children on to do the same on the other side. However, it is reported the Cades Cove Methodist congregation was less formal and sat where they pleased.

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