Palmer Chapel

Palmer Chapel

Palmer Chapel

The land for the Palmer Chapel Methodist Church located in the Cataloochee Valley was deeded by Mary Ann Palmer in 1898. The building was started and completed in the same year.

Palmer Chapel

Palmer Chapel

Preachers for the church were supplied by the Western North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Most of them were circuit riders who visited about one Sunday each month.

Palmer Chapel

Palmer Chapel

This is taken from the old road bed that actually used to come around and past the front of the building.


Palmer Church Textured

Palmer Church Textured



  1. denise ippolito February 25, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Phillip, Great looking series and the processing adds a nice touch.

    • Phillip February 25, 2012 at 9:19 am #

      Thanks Denise I appreciate it.

  2. Victoria February 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Very nice photos!

  3. Otto von Münchow February 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    This is another couple of lovely shots from Cataloochee Valley, and the light is even more beautiful here than in the previous post. I think the texture in the last picture adds a sense of history and time gone by. I like the way you processed this picture.

    • Phillip February 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

      I appreciate it Otto. One really does get a sense of history here.

  4. Len Saltiel February 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Very nice series Phillip. I really like the first shot with the trees surrounding the chapel. Excellent processing

    • Phillip February 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      Thanks Len. This is the view from the current road, but it’s actually opposite of the original road.

  5. Edith Levy February 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Beautiful set of images Phillip. Wonderfully processed.

  6. Jimi Jones February 28, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Great series of images, Phillip. All nicely processed. It looks so nice and peaceful around that church. Really nice setting.

    • Phillip February 28, 2012 at 5:40 am #

      I appreciate it Jimi. It really is a peaceful place.

  7. Adam Allegro February 28, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Seems like a pretty remote area! The shots look awesome! Love the processing.

    • Phillip February 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Thanks Adam, I appreciate it.

  8. Andrew Marston February 28, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I really dig the lead image. Very well executed. The trees are really light and stand out without being electric and the house is well placed and processed.

    • Phillip February 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

      Thanks Andrew, I’m glad that you dropped by.

  9. Scott Wood March 11, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    This is very interesting to me. Northern Idaho is littered with little chapels that look just like this. I suspect that the people who migrated to the pacific northwest brought a lot of their influence with them.

    • Phillip March 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

      Thanks Scott! I’m sure that you’re right. Anytime you have that many people migrating to or through an area they are going to influence it to a degree.

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