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Near Nolensville in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church /

Est. 1870

 
 
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By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2019
1. Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  
Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church
After the Civil War, African Americans who had been enslaved in the Triune area of eastern Williamson County organized to create a church and school. The D.K. Bostic family donated this site for that purpose. The church was founded in 1870 by Elder Robert House, a circuit preacher from Rutherford County, and named Green Grove United Primitive Baptist Church. Services were held under a tree until church members could complete the construction of a building for their church and school. Much of the work was accomplished at night by lantern light. In March 2001, the foundation for a new facility was poured. History repeated itself, me and women of Green Grove and the community worked together. On September 30, 2001 a newly built Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church was dedicated under the leadership of Elder Richard Lloyd.

Green Grove School & Green Grove Church Cemetery
In 1870, the local community of former slaves in Triune organized the Green Grove School to educate their children. Local teacher, Mamie Bostic Starnes (1876-1939) taught here for many
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By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2019
2. Green Grove School & Green Grove Church Cemetery
years. Green Grove School closed in 1956, transferring the students to Kirkland School, near College Grove. On an adjacent plot of land, directly behind the Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church, the Bostic Family Graveyard had been created to fulfill the Bostic family's vision to create a local space within the community for families to bury their loved ones. In 1982, the Bostic family gifted the cemetery to Green Grove Primitive Church. The cemetery is managed and maintained by the trustees and is now known as the Green Grove Church Cemetery.
 
Erected 2019 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 52.612′ N, 86° 39.644′ W. Marker is near Nolensville, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Nolensville Road (U.S. 41A) and Old Horton Highway, on the right when traveling north on Nolensville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7816 Old Horton Highway, Nolensville TN 37135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Triune Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wheeler's Raid Around Rosecrans (approx. one mile away); Wilson Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Triune United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2019
3. Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church Marker
Triune (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kings’ Chapel Cemetery / Major William Edmondson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bostick Female Academy (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dewitt Smith Jobe (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionEducationWomen
 
Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2019
4. Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2019, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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