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Smyrna Cemetery
White County,

Smyrna Cemetery Church
Oldest Church in White County.

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]



Contributed on 12/15/08 by cab3850
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Submitted: 12/15/08 • Approved: 1/19/20 • Last Updated: 1/22/20 • R122937-G0-S3

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