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World’s Largest Ten Commandments

World’s Largest Ten Commandments

This Big Thing To See is a Profession of Faith in the Great Smoky Mountains

Near the western boundary of North Carolina sits Fields of the Wood Bible Park, a park built by the Church of God of Prophecy, open to the public, and free to visitors. People from the neighboring states (Tennessee and Georgia) and others from all over the country come to the park to see the World’s Largest Ten Commandments, religious replicas and an outdoor baptismal pool.



Ambrose Tomlinson’s revelation in the North Carolina mountains as he passed out tracts led him to form the church, which later purchased 210 acres of land, creating Fields of the Wood, which is located 18 miles west of Murphy, North Carolina on Highway NC-294.

Tomlinson’s first project was this Big Copy of the Ten Commandments, which are principles (both instructions and prohibitions) inscribed onto 2 stone tablets by God and given to Moses on Mount Sinai, according to the story in Exodus.


In 1945, two years after Tomlinson’s death, these World’s Largest Ten Commandments were finished, as a set of white-painted concrete letters that are 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide on the mountainside across from where Tomlinson had prayed, decades earlier.


Other markers at Fields of the Wood, which you can find at 10000 North Carolina 294, Murphy, NC 28906, include the world’s largest altar, the world’s largest New Testament, and the world’s largest cross. There are picnic areas and bathrooms available to all visitors.

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