Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church added to National Register of Historic Places
The Tennessee Historical Commission, the state agency designated as the State Historic Preservation Office, announced Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the addition of seven Tennessee properties to the National Register of Historic Places. They include two bridges, an industrial building, historic district, school, historic road, and Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Tennessee-Georgia Presbytery).
Located about three miles from Jasper in the Sequatchie Valley, the church building has seen few architectural changes since its construction in 1914. One of the most distinguishing features on the outside are the double-hung stained glass windows that show elements of the Gothic Revival style in the tracery that forms pointed arches. Also important are the historic weatherboard siding, hipped roof with exposed rafters and paneled entry door. Wood wainscoting and wood pews with decorative side walls are historic features on the interior. Marion County has several notable rural churches that are listed in the national Register. These include the circa 1853 Primitive Baptist Church of Sweeten’s Cove, circa 1875 McKendree Methodist Church and circa 1892 Whitwell Cumberland Presbyterian Church.