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Covington in Tipton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mt. Carmel Church

2.6 mi. →

 
 
Mt. Carmel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
1. Mt. Carmel Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1834, by James Holmes, a former missionary to the Chickasaw Indians, with the assistance of settlers from Bethany, Iredell County, N.C., the first church was built here in 1836, the congregation having previously met in a stable. Besides many prominent pioneers, several Confederate soldiers are buried here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 35° 30.169′ N, 89° 36.283′ W. Marker is in Covington, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is at the intersection of George D Gracey Highway (Tennessee Route 59) and Robert Johnson Road, on the right when traveling south on George D Gracey Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4811 TN-59, Covington TN 38019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Charles B. Simonton
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(approx. 4˝ miles away); The Site of Byars-Hall High School (approx. 4˝ miles away); General Jacob Tipton (approx. 4.6 miles away); Frances Boyd Calhoun (approx. 4.7 miles away); Augustus Hill Garland (approx. 4.8 miles away); Thomas Goode (approx. 4.8 miles away); St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church. Photo gallery of the church and cemetery, which are on the National Register of Historic Places. (First Presbyterian Church-Covington) (Submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Mt. Carmel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
2. Mt. Carmel Church Marker
Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
3. Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church
The church is located on Mount Carmel Road at Robert Johnson Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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