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

Rev. James McFerrin

1784-1840

 
 
Rev. James McFerrin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
1. Rev. James McFerrin Marker
Inscription.  Born the same year as American Methodism, this 1812 soldier and farmer was converted at a camp meeting and was 20 years à Methodist preacher. He came to this community in 1834, became pastor of Wesley Circuit and died the year the Memphis Conference was formed. He is buried here near the site of the original Charleston church. His sons John B., A. P. and Wm. M. became prominent Methodist ministers in Tenn. Other family members carried Methodism to Ark. and Texas. One descendant is Bishop McFerrin Stowe of Dallas. The influence of his life has spread world-wide and through 6 generations of American Methodism.
 
Erected 1984 by Memphis Conference Commission on Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 35° 29.736′ N, 89° 30.58′ W. Marker is in Charleston, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 179 and Charleston Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 179. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8705 TN-179, Stanton TN 38069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charleston United Methodist Church and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Vineland (approx. 2.8 miles away); Richland (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mt. Carmel Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Wesley (approx. 5.6 miles away); Trinity In The Fields (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q (approx. 6.1 miles away); Stanton Masonic Lodge And School (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  McFerrin, James Rev. Although he often uttered sarcastic remarks about Presbyterians, McFerrin attended one of their camp meetings. Overcome, he quickly rode away on his horse – only to return a changed man. (ML Williams, Welcome to Tipton County, TN blog, posted Feb. 24, 2019) (Submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Rev. James McFerrin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
2. Rev. James McFerrin Marker
Charleston United Methodist Church is in the background.
 
 
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 122 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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