“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Sallie A Crenshaw

1900 - 1986

Sallie A crenshaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, January 14, 2012
1. Sallie A crenshaw Marker
Inscription. Ordained in 1936, Sallie Crenshaw was the first black female minister in the East Tennessee Methodist Conference. Returning to Chattanooga after working as a missionary among Negro miners in West Virginia, she was appalled by the number of black children left alone without day care. In 1947, she established the St. Elmo Mission, which was renamed in her honor in 1983. In 1986, the Bethlehem Center was renamed the Sallie Crenshaw Bethlehem Center.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2 A 86.)
Location. 35° 0.37′ N, 85° 18.765′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on W 38th St.. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W 38th St., Chattanooga TN 37410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Ross (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cross Roads (approx. one mile away); The Will Cummings Highway (approx. one mile away); Road of Remembrance (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chattanooga Creek Picket Lines (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chattanooga Howard School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cravens House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stevenson's Division (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
Categories. African Americans
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 60 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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