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

Edwards Grove Church

 
 
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Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
1. Edwards Grove Church
Inscription.  Edwards Grove Church On September 27, 1873, Mr. James Edwards conveyed to the Methodist Episcopal Church of the South two acres of land. "For the love I have for the cause of Jesus Christ and an earnest desire to promote his heritage on earth does give and grant two acres of land for the purpose of a new place of worship." Construction and dedication soon followed. The land given was a part of a land bounty grant to Mr. Edwards for his service in the War of 1812, at the famous Battle of New Orleans under General Andrew Jackson. In 1978, the members withdrew from the Methodist Conference with the leadership of Ben Radar assisted by Bro. John Lawwill an Independent Church at Edwards Grove was organized, the new trustees being Ben Radar, J. K. Reynolds, R. C. Edmonson, E. C. Wallace, Sr. and Kenny Wallace. The original pews handmade of local poplar are still being used.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is September 27, 1873.
 
Location. 35° 42.82′ N, 86° 44.783′ W. Marker is in College Grove, Tennessee, in Williamson
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County. Marker is on Edwards Grove Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6801 Edwards Grove Rd, College Grove TN 37046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Reed’s Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moses Steele Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of Gideon Riggs 1790-1871 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Riggs Cross Roads (approx. 2.7 miles away); Marshall County / Williamson County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cross Keys (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Cove (approx. 3.6 miles away); Owen Hill (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Grove.
 
Edwards Grove Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
2. Edwards Grove Church
Edwards Grove Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
3. Edwards Grove Church
Edwards Grove Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
4. Edwards Grove Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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