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Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church

 
 
Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
1. Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In October 1843, free blacks in Columbia established Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, the oldest black Baptist congregation in Tennessee. Edmund Kelly was its first pastor. The original church was built several blocks southeast of this site, and it served as a school during the Reconstruction Era. The present building was built in 1885.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 67.)
 
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.
 
Location. 35° 36.784′ N, 87° 1.848′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Street and South Glade Street, on the right when traveling east on East 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 E 8th St, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1946 Columbia Race Riot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A.J. Morton Funeral Home
Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
2. Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church Marker
(about 600 feet away); Maury County Colored Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Nelson House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Freedmen's Savings Bank and Trust Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Columbia Fire Department (approx. 0.3 miles away); College Hill High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel House Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 26, 2020