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Mt. Juliet in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Benjamin Hooker 1764-1834 / John Rice 1780-1853

 
 
Benjamin Hooker 1764-1834 / John Rice 1780-1853 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 11, 2021
1. Benjamin Hooker 1764-1834 / John Rice 1780-1853 Marker
Inscription.  On November 8, 1833, Benjamin Hooker sold six acres of land for one dollar to Wilson County Trustees to build a school and a church affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The establishment of a school and church helped to solidify this area in Wilson County as the Gladeville Community. The church and school have been in continuous operation since 1833. John Rice, a Methodist circuit rider was the first preacher of the church built on this land. Methodists have been meeting in this same area since 1810.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 251.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 8, 1833.
 
Location. 36° 6.767′ N, 86° 25.207′ W. Marker is in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is on Stewarts Ferry Pike, 0.1 miles east of Stonefield Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 8765 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Mount Juliet TN 37122, 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. Sugg's Creek Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Skirmishes at Rural Hill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Morgan Moves on Hartsville (approx. 5 miles away); Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sherrod Bryant (approx. 6.4 miles away); Edward F. Geers (approx. 8˝ miles away); Jerusalem Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Juliet.
 
Benjamin Hooker 1764-1834 / John Rice 1780-1853 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 11, 2021
2. Benjamin Hooker 1764-1834 / John Rice 1780-1853 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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