Smyrna Methodist Church

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Smyrna Methodist Church
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Smyrna Methodist Church is located in Arkansas
Smyrna Methodist Church
Smyrna Methodist Church is located in the US
Smyrna Methodist Church
Nearest city Center Hill, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°15′8″N 91°51′11″W / 35.25222°N 91.85306°W / 35.25222; -91.85306Coordinates: 35°15′8″N 91°51′11″W / 35.25222°N 91.85306°W / 35.25222; -91.85306
Area less than one acre
Built 1854
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS White County MPS
NRHP reference # 91001336[1]
Added to NRHP July 20, 1992

Smyrna Methodist Church is a historic church in rural White County, Arkansas. It is located west of Searcy, on Jaybird Lane just south of Arkansas Highway 36. It is a single story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, mainly weatherboard siding, and a stone foundation. A small open belfry rises from the roof ridge, topped by a gabled roof. The front facade has a projecting gabled vestibule, its gabled section finished in diamond-cut wooden shingles. The main gable is partly finished in vertical board siding, with decorative vergeboard woodwork attached to the roof edge. Built in 1854, it is one of the county's few surviving pre-Civil War buildings, and its finest surviving Greek Revival church.[2] Some of the logs used to build the church began growing as trees in the early 1600s.[3]

The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Smyrna Methodist Church" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2017-06-16.