Dancyville United Methodist Church and Cemetery

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Dancyville United Methodist Church and Cemetery
Dancyville United Methodist Church and Cemetery is located in Tennessee
Dancyville United Methodist Church and Cemetery
Location Dancyville Methodist Church St., Dancyville, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°24′19″N 89°17′43″W / 35.40528°N 89.29528°W / 35.40528; -89.29528Coordinates: 35°24′19″N 89°17′43″W / 35.40528°N 89.29528°W / 35.40528; -89.29528
Area 3.9 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1850
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 91000224[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1991

Dancyville United Methodist Church is a historic church in the Dancyville community in Haywood County, Tennessee. The church and its cemetery were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

The church property was deeded to the Methodist Church in 1835. Two years later, in 1837, the congregation was organized and a log church building was built on the property.[2] The current building was completed in 1850, replacing the log church. It is a wood frame building in a Greek Revival design, built from from trees growing on the church grounds; the lumber was hewn and sawed by hand.[2][3] It is one of only a few extant antebellum churches in rural west Tennessee.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Dancyville United Methodist Church". Dancyville.net. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Manning, Russ (2002). Scenic Driving Tennessee. Globe Pequot. p. 322.