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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Founded 1841

 
 
Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
1. Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.
The original log church on Irish Street served until 1860 when the present structure was begun on land purchased from Andrew Johnson.

The War Between the States saw the church used as a hospital and stable.

The cannon ball in the front wall was fired there September 4, 1864 during the skirmish in which General John H. Morgan lost his life.

 
Location. 36° 9.857′ N, 82° 49.827′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 321) and W Church Street on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 North Main Street, Greeneville TN 37745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of John Morgan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Morgan Inn (about 300 feet away); Ellen “Nelly” VanVactor (about 300 feet away); The Big Spring (about 400 feet away); John H. Morgan (about 400 feet away); Death of Gen. John Hunt Morgan (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
2. Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church
The marker can be seen to the left of the door of the church.
Cannonball at the Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
4. Cannonball at the Presbyterian Church
The cannonball mentioned on the marker is still visible in the wall to the right of the front door of the church.
Closeup of Cannonball image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
5. Closeup of Cannonball
This cannonball struck the church on September 4, 1864 during a Civil War skirmish.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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