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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Presbyterian Church

 
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1792, with James White, John Adair and George McNutt founding elders. White, who gave the ground for the church, is buried here, as are Samuel Carrick, first pastor and president of Blount College, now University of Tennessee, William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory, and many other prominent pioneers.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 38.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 57.862′ N, 83° 54.987′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on State Street north of West Church Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 State Street, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Blount College
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
2. First Presbyterian Church Marker
(about 300 feet away); The Everly Brothers (about 300 feet away); Tennessee Ernie Ford (about 400 feet away); Charles Christopher Krutch (about 400 feet away); Lloyd Branson (about 400 feet away); Gay Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Church History. Overview of the church's 229-year history. Includes links to graveyard map/registry and details/photographs of the church's stained-glass windows. (Submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Asset Detail | First Presbyterian Church Cemetery (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration and accompanying photographs. (Submitted on March 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
3. First Presbyterian Church
Entrance gate to First Presbyterian Church cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
4. Entrance gate to First Presbyterian Church cemetery
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
5. First Presbyterian Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on March 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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