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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Colored Christian Church and Colored School

1889

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Colored Christian Church and Colored School Marker
Inscription.  This 1889 structure, originally "the Colored Christian Church," now West Main Street Christian Church, was also Johnson City's second school building (1889-1891) for "Colored" children. It is the oldest church building and school building still standing in the city. Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal, who founded the church ca. 1869, was a leader in establishing the city's earliest African-American schools. William Wolfe was principal (1888-1907) of the school in four different locations.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 120.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 36° 18.997′ N, 82° 21.461′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of W Main Street and Whitney Street on W Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Colored Christian Church and Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Colored Christian Church and Colored School Marker
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of this marker. Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal (within shouting distance of this marker); Brush Creek Campground (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson City (approx. ¼ mile away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Summers Hardware (approx. 0.3 miles away); Science Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,111 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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