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Millington in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Big Creek Baptist Church

 
 
Big Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Masler, August 24, 2017
1. Big Creek Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  It is thought that by 1812, Big Creek Baptist Church had been organized under a brush arbor by pioneers settling near Big Creek. When the log church burned in 1832, a "box" church was built with "sides" where slaves worshiped. Many black people, including slaves, were baptized in the church. At one time, the rolls showed more black members than white members. In 1866 and 1944, other church buildings were erected. The church closed during the Civil War and the Great Depression.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 157.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 35° 18.704′ N, 89° 53.123′ W. Marker is in Millington, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Big Creek Road, 0.2 miles north of Bateman Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6797 Big Creek Rd, Millington TN 38053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millington Centennial and Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Millington, Tennessee / Park Field (approx. 2.3 miles away); Millington Central High School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kerrville Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Shelby County Training School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Woodstock Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sigler Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); Sgt. Walter K. Singleton (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millington.
 
Also see . . .  History Of Big Creek Baptist Church (feat. The Carter Family) · Merle Haggard & The Strangers. (Submitted on August 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Big Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Masler, August 24, 2017
2. Big Creek Baptist Church Marker
Big Creek Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Masler, August 24, 2017
3. Big Creek Baptist Church Marker
Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Masler, August 24, 2017
4. Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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