Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
First Methodist Church Gatlinburg
of Historic Places
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 35° 42.704′ N, 83° 31.013′ W. Marker is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker can be reached from Parkway (U.S. 441) north of Reagan Drive/Maples Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 742 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rocky Top (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Centennial Plaza / Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Settlement School (approx. Ό mile away); Martha Jane Ogle Cabin (approx. Ό mile away); Baskins Creek (approx. Ό mile away); Gatlinburg SkyBridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tsali Monument (approx. half a mile away); Gladys Trentham Russell (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatlinburg.
Regarding First Methodist Church Gatlinburg.
The First United Methodist Church, Gatlinburg is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A because of its local significance in social history and religion as a community landmark building symbolizing the growth and development of the Methodist community near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The building is also eligible under National Register Criterion C for its significance in architecture. The church is a good and intact example of a community landmark building designed by Charles I. Barber of Barber and McMurry during the 1940s and early 1950s in the late Gothic Revival style and featuring the influence of the Cotswold Cottage style of southern England. Begun in 1945 and completed in 1950, this building with its intact materials, detailing, and plan, retains a high level of integrity. The period of significance ranges from the construction of the church beginning in 1945 to 1957.
Also see . . . First United Methodist Church of Gatlinburg, TN. The church's homepage includes a brief history of the congregation and a virtual tour of the sanctuary's interior. (Submitted on April 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.