Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
St. Peter's Church (Episcopal)
This building erected 1861
“Lord I have loved the habit-
ation of Thy house and the place
where Thine honor dwelleth”
Erected by St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 35° 36.904′ N, 87° 2.304′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of West 7th Street (Business U.S. 412) and Walker Street, on the right when traveling east on West 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 W 7th St, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Knox Polk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James K. Polk House (about 300 feet away); Bethel House Hotel / The Princess Theatre (about 700 feet away); Site of the First Law Office of James Knox Polk (about 800 feet away); Athenaeum Rectory (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Forrest-Gould Affair James Edwin R. Carpenter (approx. ¼ mile away); Maury County War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding St. Peter's Church (Episcopal). Excerpt from the church's National Register of Historic Places nomination:
This is the congregation's second church building; the first was located about 1½ blocks east of North Garden Street and stood from 1831 to 1861. St. Peter's is the oldest church building in Columbia. Since June 1861 it has been in continuous use by this parish for worship services, except for eighteen months beginning in December 1863, when it was ordered closed and used by the troops of the Provost Marshall of the Union Army, General Negley. During this occupation about $2,000 damage was done to the church, and the organ was totally destroyed.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on April 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.