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Bethel United Methodist Church

 
 
Bethel United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2021
1. Bethel United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Bethel Methodist Church originated as First Methodist Episcopal Church, with the Reverend Owen N. Hypsher as its first minister in 1881. The home church for the former Morristown College, Bethel served as a major hub for Morristown's Black community. It hosted leaders from the national civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1968, due to the dissolution of the racially segregated Central Jurisdiction, it became Bethel United Methodist Church and a part of the Holsten Conference.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 68.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 36° 13.118′ N, 83° 17.726′ W. Marker is in Morristown, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is at the intersection of North Cumberland
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Street and Old Holt Road, on the left when traveling north on North Cumberland Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 703 North Cumberland Street, Morristown TN 37814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morristown College (approx. ¼ mile away); Phillips House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hannah J. Price (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hamblen County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hamblen County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Caught in the Crossfire (approx. half a mile away); Hamblen County World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Hamblen County Mideast Wars Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Bethel United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 1, 2021
2. Bethel United Methodist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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