Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Blountville in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Log Church at Fellowship Park

 
 
The Log Church at Fellowship Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
1. The Log Church at Fellowship Park Marker
Inscription.  The historic log structure from the late 1700's was built in an area possibly known as Sapling Grove in Johnson County, Mountain City, TN. In the late 1950's it was moved to Elizabethton where it was a part of a tourist attraction which included a house that belonged to Andrew Johnson (seventh President of the United States). The church was purchased and donated to First Baptist Church by JoAnn Steele in memory of her husband John H. Steele.

It was relocated to Fellowship Park after spending a year in storage. The Log Church features antique handmade pews and handmade furniture from the Steele family. The doors were made from wood removed from their barn which is over one hundred years old. The doors came from trees cut and sawed on the Steele farm by John Steele. Most of the hardware was hand forged by a blacksmith.

Caption: Before relocation and restoration
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 36° 32.023′ N, 82° 19.45′ W. Marker is in Blountville,
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Bristol Highway (Tennessee Route 126) west of Massengill Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3358 TN-126, Blountville TN 37617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chapel Cross at Fellowship Park (a few steps from this marker); Tipton Town House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cannonball House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ralph Blizard (about 500 feet away); Anderson Townhouse (about 500 feet away); Old Deery Inn (about 600 feet away); Slave Quarters (about 600 feet away); Fain Law Office (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountville.
 
More about this marker. Andrew Jackson was the seventh U.S. President, while Andrew Johnson was the 17th. Both had ties to the Elizabethton area.
 
The Log Church at Fellowship Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
2. The Log Church at Fellowship Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=210252

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Jun. 23, 2024