Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
St. John's Episcopal Church
Erected in 1842 for worship and spiritual instruction of white and negro people. Built under supervision of the Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana, on land given by him and with labor and materials contributed by him and his brothers, R.K. Polk, G.W. Polk, L.J. Polk, and Dr. W.J. Polk. Delivered into care and custody of the Bishop of Tenn. As the property of the Diocese of Tenn.
Consecrated Sept. 4, 1842, by RT. Rev. James Hervey Otey, D.D, Bishop of Tenn., assisted by Bishop Polk.
Bishop Otey, whose remains rest in the church-yard, was born Jan. 27, 1800 at Liberty Va.; elected First Bishop of Tenn. June 1833; consecrated in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1834. Died April 23, 1863, in Memphis, Tenn.
At the Battle of Franklin in Nov. 1864, the following Confederate Generals were killed, and, among others were buried in St. John's church-yard by Chaplain Charles Todd Quintard, M.D., their bodies afterward being removed to their respective states:
Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne
Brig. Gen. H.B. Granberry
Brig. Gen. O.R. Stahl
Brig. Gen. S.R. Gist
Annual pilgrimages, held on the last Sunday in May with services led by Bishop of Tenn., were initiated in 1921.
Custody and upkeep of the property is in charge of St. John's Association, organized
This memorial erected in 1947 by
Diocese of Tennessee
St. John's Association
Tennessee Historical Commission
Erected 1947 by Diocese of Tennessee, St. John's Association, Tennessee Historical Commission.
Location. 35° 34.432′ N, 87° 8.359′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Trotwood Avenue (Tennessee Route 243) and Polk Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia TN 38401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaying Forrest (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest and Capron (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rattle and Snap Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sam Watkins (approx. 1.7 miles away); Zion (approx. 2.7 miles away); Road to Nashville (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hood and Schofield (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil •
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