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Near Scotts Hill in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Austin Chapel Church & The Austin Family Homeplace

 
 
Austin Chapel Church & The Austin Family Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Austin
1. Austin Chapel Church & The Austin Family Homeplace Marker
Inscription.  As the Church of Christ spread into West Tennessee, Benjamin Austin and his wife Lucinda heard and obeyed the gospel. It was 1872 when they became Christians and started having Church services each Lord's Day in their home about 1/2 mile West of here. These services drew relatives and friends from all around. In the early 1900s, as Ben began to age, the services were moved to his son Elias Austin and wife Sapronia's home. This is the very site of the Elias Austin homeplace. Years passed and the number of members in this home Church grew, most walking to this very site. Sunday services were conducted each week in the Elias Austin home for over 45 years.

By 1953, as Elias began to age, he and Sapronia donated the lot across the road, their best orchard, to have a new Church building erected on. Their desire and prayer was that the Church services would continue far after they were gone.

The Austin family enjoyed many happy days at this very homesite as they worked together and served the Lord.

May it always be used as a blessing to the Lord.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 35° 30.233′ N, 88° 15.854′ W. Marker is near Scotts Hill, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on Austin Chapel Road, 0.6 miles south of Old Reagan Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 585 Austin Chapel Rd, Sardis TN 38371, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granny Austin Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Prof. B.A. Tucker (approx. 1.3 miles away); Farmers State Bank and FirstBank: A Century of Community Banking (approx. 1.4 miles away); Reverend R. Swift (approx. 1.4 miles away); Scotts Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Veterans Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Temple (approx. 1.8 miles away); Doe Creek School (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotts Hill.
 
Marker location next to picnic pavillion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Austin
2. Marker location next to picnic pavillion
Austin Chapel Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Austin
3. Austin Chapel Church
located across the road from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2022, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2022, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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