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Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Christian Church

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
1. First Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  The Christian Church was organized in Obion County in 1848 at Old Republican Meeting House 4 miles west of Union City. Gen. G. W. Gibbs founded the city in 1854 and in 1856 gave the lot for this, the city's first church. Despite the destruction of its building by Federal troops during the Civil War and the loss of many members to cholera in the epidemic of 1873, the church survived and grew. The present building, the third on this site, was erected in 1912.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 36° 25.289′ N, 89° 3.521′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street and West Lee Street, on the right when traveling south on South 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 South 2nd Street, Union City TN 38261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
First Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
2. First Christian Church Marker
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2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Barber Shop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hobbs Drug Store (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ronald Reagan (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
First Christian Church (Front side) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
3. First Christian Church (Front side)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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