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

Green Hill Shrine

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
1. Green Hill Shrine Marker
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Green Hill (Nov. 3, 1741-Sept. 11, 1826) moved from North Carolina to the large plantation of which this is a center in 1799. Hill was a Revolutionary War Colonel, generous philanthropist, and a Methodist preacher for over 50 years. On Oct. 1-7, 1808, he entertained the ninth session of the Western Conference of the Methodist Church at this place. The cemetery nearby, in which Hill and his family are buried, was given by 58 of his descendants to the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church on June 25, 1960, and was accepted as a Methodist shrine.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 3, 1741.
 
Location. 35° 59.276′ N, 86° 45.244′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Navaho Drive and
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
2. Green Hill Shrine Marker
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Glen Ridge Drive, on the left when traveling south. The marker is at the entrance to a cemetery, which is accessible only by foot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood TN 37027, 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. Green Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Elmbrooke Barn (approx. half a mile away); Cool Springs House (approx. one mile away); Alexander Smith House Twenty-Four Trees (approx. 1.3 miles away); Forge Seat (approx. 1.4 miles away); Andrew Crockett 1745-1821 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Knox-Crockett House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Boiling Spring Academy (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
More about this marker. An additional marker noting that this is United Methodist Historic Site #74 is mounted near the featured marker.
 
Also see . . .  Liberty United Methodist Church Celebrates 200-year Anniversary. From October, 2008 issue of The Bugle, a publication of the Brentwood Historical Society. In PDF format. (Submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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