Mountain City in Johnson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
First Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-105.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1794.
Location. 36° 28.544′ N, 81° 48.522′ W. Marker is in Mountain City, Tennessee, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Route 418) and Shady Street (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain City TN 37683, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fighting Bushwhackers Clarence "Tom" Ashley (approx. ¼ mile away); Roderick Random Butler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maymead Stock Farm (approx. 3½ miles away); Laurel Bloomery (approx. 6.9 miles away); Backbone Rock (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Trading Ground (approx. 9½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain City.
Also see . . . History of the First Baptist Church of Mountain City, Tennessee, Page 1. “The congregation has met in two different locations and three houses of worship. The first house of worship was a log building at the foot of Rainbow Mountain. In 1843 the congregation moved into the new town of Taylorsville and built a house of worship, which is the site of the present location. The small brick building was the meeting house of the congregation until 1851, when the building was razed and the present building was built.” (Submitted on June 14, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.