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

Buffalo Ridge Church

Buffalo Ridge Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell Haynes, August 17, 2013
1. Buffalo Ridge Church Marker
Inscription. 5.0 miles. This pioneer Baptist Church, established in 1779 by the Rev. Tidence Lane, was the first Baptist Church on Tennessee soil. The church itself has been moved to Gray's Station: the cemetery remains. Here is buried the Rev. Johathan Mulkey, 1752-1826, who was its second pastor.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 24.)
Location. 36° 26.412′ N, 82° 27.27′ W. Marker is in Gray, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingsport Highway and Gray Station Road on Kingsport Highway. Click for map. Located at the corner of Kingsport Highway and Gray Station Road. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37615, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fiddliní Charlie Bowman (approx. 2.8 miles away); Boone's Creek Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); William Bean's Cabin (approx. 4.3 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 4.7 miles away); Jesse Duncan (approx. 6.2 miles away); Rocky Mount (approx. 6.8 miles away); History on Knob Creek (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battle of Island Flats (approx. 7.1 miles away).
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Russell Haynes of Gray, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Would appreciate photos of the other side of the marker -and- long view photos of the Church. • Can you help?
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