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Near Cookeville in Jackson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Twelve Corner Church

 
 
Twelve Corner Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
1. Twelve Corner Church Marker
Inscription.  On a hillock 300 yards from here stood this church, officially named Spring Creek Baptist Church. Organized July 7, 1802; with Samuel Meger and Jacob Cooms as first Presbyters, and Thomas McBride as Moderator. Was parent church for others hereabouts. The church-site has been moved; the old cemetery remains.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 7, 1802.
 
Location. 36° 16.86′ N, 85° 31.355′ W. Marker is near Cookeville, Tennessee, in Jackson County. Marker is on Dodson Branch Highway (State Highway 135) 0.1 miles south of McGee Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17253 Dodson Branch Hwy, Cookeville TN 38501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Creek Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Cummins Falls (approx.
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3.1 miles away); Old Shipley Barn (approx. 6.1 miles away); Judge John Jordan Gore (approx. 6.8 miles away); Walton Road - Old Burnt Stand (approx. 7.1 miles away); Dixie College (approx. 7˝ miles away); Flynn Creek Impact Crater (approx. 8 miles away); Civil War In Putnam County (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Twelve Corner Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
2. Twelve Corner Church Marker
The present-day Spring Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
3. The present-day Spring Creek Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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