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Clarksburg in Carroll County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Roan's Creek Church

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
1. Roan's Creek Church Marker
Inscription.  In July 1825, William and Mary Billingsley Holmes and daughter, Polly Holmes, Christopher and Elizabeth Wood Gist, and Levi McWhirter and wife met in the grove of large oaks directly to the west and organized a Bible school. This was the beginning of the first Church of Christ in West Tennessee. In early days, camp meetings were held the first week in October.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 50.622′ N, 88° 23.426′ W. Marker is in Clarksburg, Tennessee, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 22 and Roan Creek Church Road, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 22. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Roan Creek Church Rd, Yuma TN 38390, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clarksburg (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pleasant Exchange
Roan's Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
2. Roan's Creek Church Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (approx. 2.6 miles away); Parker's Crossroads (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (approx. 3.2 miles away); Freeman's Battery (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Tides of War (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Roan's Creek Church of Christ. From City of Clarksburg, Tennessee website. (Submitted on September 21, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Roans Creek Church of Christ image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
3. Roans Creek Church of Christ
The church is about 1/4 mile west of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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