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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Knob Creek Church of the Brethren

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
1. Knob Creek Church of the Brethren Marker
Inscription.  Organized circa 1799 by Elder Samuel Garber of Virginia, the Knob Creek Church of the Brethren was the first Brethren congregation in Tennessee. Isaac Hammer was the first minister. Daniel Bowman preached in English and Michael Krouse preached in German. First communion was held at the Krouse home. Worship was in homes until 1834 when a log church was built. The present church was built in 1905.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 114.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 36° 20.427′ N, 82° 24.574′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Knob Creek Road just east of Fairridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2591 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesse Duncan (approx. 1.9 miles away); History on Knob Creek (approx. 2.2 miles
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
2. Knob Creek Church of the Brethren Marker
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away); Isaac Hammer (approx. 2.6 miles away); William Nelson Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mountain Home National Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 2.8 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 2.9 miles away); National Soldiers’ Home (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Knob Creek Historic District. National Register of Historic Places registration form (PDF) and accompanying photos for the district, which includes the church. (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Knob Creek Church of the Brethren image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
3. Knob Creek Church of the Brethren
This sanctuary was built in 1905.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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