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Shelbyville in Bedford 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, May 1, 2021
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 35° 29.184′ N, 86° 27.505′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Brittain Street and East Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on North Brittain Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 North Brittain Street, Shelbyville TN 37160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Eakin-Smith Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Austin C. Shofner (about 400 feet away); Church of the Redeemer (about 600 feet away); The Coble House (about 600 feet away); Henry Brevard Davidson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tribute to Revolutionary War Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. First Presbyterian Church Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Shelbyville, Tennessee (approx. ¼ mile away); Tribute to Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Regarding First Presbyterian Church. From the National Register of Historic Places registration:
Shelbyville Presbyterian Church derives its primary significance from its standing as the best example of Greek Revival architecture in Shelbyville and Bedford County. Constructed contemporaneously with Tennessee's State Capitol, there is little doubt that this structure reflects the influence of William Strickland's execution of the Greek style in the state capitol and in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nashville. The Presbyterian Church is also reflective of Shelbyville's religious history as the house for the city's first organized body of believers.

 
Also see . . .  First Presbyterian Church (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration. (Submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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