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Near Ashland City in Cheatham County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clifton Methodist Church

 
 
Clifton Methodist Church Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
1. Clifton Methodist Church Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  (Side A)
The church stood on a hill across Hwy. 12 on Neptune Rd. from 1888 until it was struck by lightning 5/16/1984 and burned to the ground. A grove of trees marks the historic spot. The church was named for Edwin Clifton who built first a Meeting House on 1 plus A. of his land opposite a spring near Half Pone Creek, deeding it in 1825 to Church Trustees: Mark Chambliss, Jos. Stroud, Robt. Williams, Philip Duke, Thos. Bell, son Wm. Clifton, & Wm. Stewart. Wit. Jas. Pool & Lemi. Clifton, Edwin's brother. In 1803 Edwin & Nancy had given a M.H. on their Halifax Co., NC land to the Methodist Conference.

(Side B)
Hope, child, tomorrow and tomorrow still. And every morrow hope: Trust while you live. Hope each time the dawn doth Heaven fill. Be there to ask. God is there to give.... Victor Hugo

Such thoughts must have guided many Methodists from Halifax Co., NC to Montgomery Co., TN from 1808-1820. An historic marker on the lawn of Weavers Chapel Methodist Church near Littleton & Lake Gaston lists family names appearing in NC deed books re Edwin Clifton's fellow trustees and also in the 1820 Montgomery Co. census,
Clifton Methodist Church Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
2. Clifton Methodist Church Marker (Side B)
sic: Atkins, Bell, Dawson, Faulk, Mallory, Nicholson, Sledge, Vaughn, & Wilson. God blessed them and us.
 
Erected by The United Methodist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 21.937′ N, 87° 10.668′ W. Marker is near Ashland City, Tennessee, in Cheatham County. Marker is on Tennessee 12 0.1 miles south of Ranch Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3520 TN 12, Ashland City TN 37015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clifton Forebears are Buried in Old Church Cemetery to Southeast (here, next to this marker); Neptune (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Neptune School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pat Head Summitt (approx. 3.4 miles away); Harpeth Shoals (approx. 4˝ miles away); Willie Blount (approx. 7 miles away); Sycamore Mill (approx. 7.7 miles away); Pleasant View (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland City.
 
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Clifton Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
3. Clifton Methodist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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