Near Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Seven Islands 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 1865.
Location. 35° 57.013′ N, 83° 42.347′ W. Marker is near Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Seven Islands Road, 0.2 miles north of Kimberlin Heights Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the church door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8100 Seven Islands Rd, Knoxville TN 37920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Kelly Family Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Steamboat Times on the French Broad (approx. 1.4 miles away); Manifold Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Boyd's Creek (approx. 3 miles away); Wheatlands (approx. 3 miles away); Riverdale School (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Great Indian Warpath (approx. 3.7 miles away); Major Hugh Henry (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Regarding Seven Islands Methodist Church.
The significance of the Seven Islands Methodist Church lies in its unadorned, unchanged architectural design. The building is unique among churches in Knox County. No major changes have occurred since its construction circa 1865.
When the Seven Islands Church was built in 1835, it was a log building located in the present day cemetery. A school was also located on the site. The log house was torn down in 1855, with the construction of the present church. At the time of construction of the Seven Islands Church, the old pews from the Lebanon in the Forks Presbyterian Church were placed in the building.
Also see . . . Seven Islands 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 136 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.