Chapel Hollow, Tennessee
Historic Location of "Cutter Gap" from
Travel back in time and visit the historic Ebenezer Mission, the original mission site from Catherine Marshall's Christy, located in Chapel Hollow, Tennessee. Visitors can stop at Ebenezer Church which was reconstructed from the original church/schoolhouse and still has the original bell. At the mission property, visitors can see the foundation of the Mission House and the locations where other mission buildings once stood. Two buildings still stand dating from the time of Christy; the "O'Teale" cabin and another cabin which was probably a barter store at that time. Later, this cabin became the home of Flora and Arthur Corn ("Fairlight and Jeb Spencer"), then their daughter's, Opal Corn Myers, who was an inspiration to the mountain community. She became a teacher herself, preserved the mission property and became a friend of Catherine Marshall, advising her on her well-loved book, Christy.
Presently, the cabin is the home of Larry Myers, Opal's son, who is the manager of the historic site and carries on her spirit of hospitality. For additional information, you can contact Larry Myers at (423) 487-2648.
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