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Primitive Baptist Church

Gary L   Suddath

Joined August 2007

Artist's Description

The Baptist Church in the Cove was organized in 1827.In 1836 William Tipton gave the church a half acre where it stands now. A log structure was built and served the church until 1887, when the present frame building was built. In 1839 some of the members spilt off over a disagreement about missions and formed the Missionary Baptist Church. During the Civil War from 1862 to 1865 the church stopped having services. They were pro Union and a lot of the Cove folk were pro Confederate. It was also unsafe to be to far from home as renegade soldiers, who plundered for themselves, would sweep thru the Cove from time to time. The congregation’s members used this building up to the 1970’s. One of the more festive events was “footwashing” this would be an all day or several days event…….The Primitive Baptist Church is located on a short side road off to the left of Cades Cove Loop Road, GSMNP

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