Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Bethel Meeting House
In 1812 pioneer preachers Peter Cartwright, Henry B. Bascom, and Thomas A. Morris preached to area settlers in a log structure at this site. Tradition has it that the Bell Witch attended a service here and at a meeting later that night quoted the sermon verbatim to prove that it had been at the service. Revolutionary War veteran Maj. Manoah Bostick deeded title to the trustees in 1834. The slave built brick sanctuary still stands.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 52.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 36° 38.033′ N, 87° 26.117′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Fort Campbell Blvd. (U.S. 41A), in the median. The marker is located in front of the Bethel United Methodist Church which is located between the north and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3180 Fort Campbell Blvd, Clarksville TN 37042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Post House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery County Soldiers And Sailors World War I Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away in Kentucky); Battle of Riggins Hill (approx. 5.6 miles away); Woodstock (approx. 6.9 miles away in Kentucky); IOOF Tennessee Odd Fellows Home Cemetery (approx. 6.9 miles away); Valentine Sevier Station (approx. 7 miles away); Trice's Landing (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
Also see . . . The Bell Witch. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 20, 2017, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.)
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