Murphy, North Carolina is located in the heart of the Bible Belt – and we’ve even heard it referred to as the “Buckle” of the Bible Belt. As such, it’s only fitting we are home to the World’s Largest Ten Commandments at Fields of the Wood in the Hiwassee Dam Community of Murphy NC.
Located about 18 miles from Murphy on NC Highway 294, the 200 acre Bible theme park features many well known features such as:
- The All Nations Cross, which has flags from every nation where the Church of God is established
- Prayer Mountain – on the way to the 80 foot altar, the long stairway has 29 important Bible teachings explained on headstone-like monuments
- A Gospel Theater
- a life-size replica of Golgotha
- A replica of Jesus’s tomb
- The Baptismal Pond
- Duck Pond
- Picnic Spots
- Nature Trails
- The Gift Shop
- Solid Rock Café – featuring American styled food and homemade fudge
- and more
It was the vision of the Church of God of Prophecy founder Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson. The monument itself was completed in 1945 and has been lovingly cared for by the Church of God of Prophecy ever since.
Fields of the Wood is open all throughout the year and has free admission for everyone. Interestingly enough, it was named the #1 family attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains in 2003.
If you would like more details on Fields of the Wood, call them at 828-494-7855 or visit their website at www.fieldsofthewoodbiblepark.com.
This is a very worthwhile attraction to see while you’re visiting Murphy, NC. I commonly take clients and folks to see Fields of the Wood because no matter what religion or denomination you are, it is a very impressive sight to see!
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