Near Walland in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Bethlehem Methodist Church
of Historic Places
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 35° 47.288′ N, 83° 48.731′ W. Marker is near Walland, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Bethlehem Church Road, Ό mile east of Bethlehem Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 853 Bethlehem Church Rd, Walland TN 37886, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McTeer's Fort (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Fort Gamble (approx. 3 miles away); Campbell Family Massacre (approx. 3 miles away); Eusebia Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Porter Academy (approx. 3½ miles away); Gamble's Station (approx. 4.1 miles away); General Sam Houston (approx. 5.1 miles away); Newell's Station (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Regarding The Bethlehem Methodist Church. Excerpt from the National Register
The Bethlehem Methodist Church congregation was formed in 1831 and trustees for the church included Adam and Isaac Kountz, James Julian, Samuel Palmer, and Alexander Logan. The first church on this site is believed to have been of log construction and occupied this site until 1886 when a new church was constructed. This new church was of frame construction with Gothic Revival detailing. Since its construction the church has continued to serve the local Methodist congregation and minor alterations have been confined to the interior.
Also see . . .
1. Bethlehem Methodist Church. Wikipedia entry on the historic church, which no longer has an active congregation but is still used for weddings, funerals and other special occasions. (Submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Bethlehem Methodist Church. National Register nomination (PDF) and photographs (separate PDF) submitted for the church. (National Park Service) (Submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.