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Semmes, Alabama: Smallest Church on Earth

Outhouse-size building built in 2020 to beat the previous record-holder. 14.44 square feet. Can hold two people, standing, if they're skinny.

Loblolly Farm

9930 Stone Rd, Semmes, AL
Loblolly Farm. From Stone Rd drive straight into Loblolly Farm for several hundred feet, then bear left when the road veers right. You'll see the chapel ahead and to the left, at the edge of the trees.
Tu-Sa 9-3. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Smallest Church on Earth

Be sure to verify their operating hours prior to your visit. I arrived during published hours, but found the gate closed. I did manage to get a distance photo of the church.

[Luv2RV, 04/25/2023]
Smallest Church on Earth

The Chapel of the Fields was constructed by the Smith family, of Loblolly Farm, with an interior measurement of 40 inches by 52 inches, or 14.44 square feet. The cedar-sided Chapel towers 18 feet into the Alabama sky and is a nondenominational church that can seat two comfortably. Chapel of the Fields is open to the public during the farm's operating hours.

[Gary Smith, 11/21/2021]

The outhouse-size Chapel is topped with a cross as big as the rest of the tiny building, which makes it easier to spot from a distance.

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