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Friday, June 4, 2010

Birthplace of a Denomination: replica McAdow Cabin

Birthplace of a Denomintaion 2: replica McAdow Cabin

The Cumberland Presbyterian denomination was organized in Dickson County, TN on Feb. 4, 1810 at this location, which was the home of Samuel McAdow.

This land was purchased by the Charlotte Presbytery in 1856. A few years later, a small wooden chapel was built here, and a small congregation was established here for a few decades.

Then, the state purchased all of the adjoining land in the area to build Montgomery Bell State Park. While the surrounding area was developed, the state allowed for this land to be kept as a Birthplace Shrine in 1953.

In 1956, a replica of the McAdow cabin was built. In 1960, to celebrate the sesquicentennial the Birthplace Shrine Chapel was built.

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