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New Providence Church

 
 
New Providence Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 7, 2010
1. New Providence Church Marker
Inscription. This Presbyterian church was founded in 1786 by Rev. Archibald Scott, of Virginia. In 1792, Rev. Gideon Blackburn built a log church here; the stones in the present wall are from a church which replaced it in 1829; the brick church replaced it in 1858. In its cemetery, which was closed to burials in 1905, are 13 known veterans of the Revolution and War of 1812.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E46.)
 
Location. 35° 45.23′ N, 83° 58.392′ W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Avenue and Cates Street, on the left when traveling west on West Broadway Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 703 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville TN 37801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montvale Springs (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maryville During the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pride Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Relief of Knoxville (approx. 0.2 miles away);
New Providence Church Cemetery Wall image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, August 13, 2010
2. New Providence Church Cemetery Wall
Stones came from original Church building.
Where Houston Enlisted (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Craig's Fort (approx. half a mile away); Freedman's Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maryville.
 
Also see . . .  History of the New Providence Presbyterian Church. The brick church was constructed in 1852 (though never completed because of the Civil War) and used until 1893 for services and until 1911 as a community building called Colombian Hall. (Submitted on March 23, 2010.) 
 
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New Providence Church image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, August 13, 2010
3. New Providence Church
New Providence Church view image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby
4. New Providence Church view
New Providence Church current sign image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, August 13, 2010
5. New Providence Church current sign
New Providence Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 7, 2010
6. New Providence Church Cemetery
New Providence Church distant view image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, August 13, 2010
7. New Providence Church distant view
This is view of current Church from the Marker about 1/4 mile west.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   6. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   7. submitted on , by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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