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

Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, March 21, 2020
1. Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ
Inscription.  In 1880, a group of Christians, including the Hamilton, Whitfield, and Dobson families, began to meet in the Perkins School (later called Parman School), a one-room building located at the present day junction of Spencer Creek Road and Hillsboro Pike. The first recorded baptism was Mrs. Fannie Hoskins in l885. The congregation soon outgrew the one-room schoolhouse and made plans in 1895 to build a new building on 6/10 acre of land donated by Mr. Berry Hamilton. The building, completed later that year, was built by Samuel Farnsworth with help from many in the congregation. Sarah Whitfield donated timber for the lumber. It was a frame building with handmade pews and a wood-burning stove. Baptisms were conducted în the nearby Harpeth River until 1956.
 
Erected by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 35° 58.713′ N, 86° 53.314′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 1, 2021
2. Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ
reached from the intersection of South Berrys Chapel Road and Hillsboro Road (U.S. 431), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1777 S Berrys Chapel Rd, Franklin TN 37069, 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. Berry’s Chapel Stone Wall / Berry's Chapel Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Leigh-Morgan Property at Grassland (approx. 1.4 miles away); Meeting of the Waters (approx. 1.9 miles away); Montpier (approx. 2 miles away); Forest Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); Natchez Trace Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Grassland Community (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Montpier (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, October 26, 2020
3. Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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