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Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First United Presbyterian Church

 
 
First United Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
1. First United Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1889 as a Presbyterian mission, First United Presbyterian Church was constructed in 1892 in the Gothic Revival Style by descendants of former slaves. The church played a major role in the area's educational history, serving as the primary sponsor of Athens Academy, a three-room school. Many schools for Black students in the South consisted of only one room. In 2008, the church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 113.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 35° 26.802′ N, 84° 35.768′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street (Business Route 11) and Roy Street, on the left when traveling north on North Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens TN 37303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Nocatula Legend (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Petty-Manker Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Athens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tennessee Wesleyan College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Cleage (approx. ¼ mile away); McMinn County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mark A.M.E. Zion, “Free Hill” (approx. ¼ mile away); Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .  J. Lawrence Cook. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
First United Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
2. First United Presbyterian Church Marker
First United Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
3. First United Presbyterian Church Marker
First United Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
4. First United Presbyterian Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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