Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
First Presbyterian Church
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 35° 50.815′ N, 86° 23.385′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of East College Street and North Spring Street, on the right when traveling west on East College Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 N Spring St, Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grantland Rice (within shouting distance of this marker); Childress-Ray House / Sarah Childress Polk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee Baptist Convention (about 400 feet away); James Daniel Richardson (about 500 feet away); Morgan's Wedding (about 600 feet away); Murfreesboro Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 600 feet away); 1860s View of East Main StreetRutherford County Courthouse (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Regarding First Presbyterian Church. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The Classical Revival First Presbyterian Church replaced an earlier one destroyed by a tornado which damaged much of the town in 1913. After the tornado the church membership acted quickly to replace the damaged building and construction began in 1913. Once completed in 1914 the church structure became an important local landmark on the corner of College and Spring Streets just two blocks off the square. As evidence of its prominence an early county history published in 1924 included a history of the congregation and photograph of the new stylish building housing it.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2. submitted on April 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on April 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.