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Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church

 
 
Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 19, 2009
1. Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  1 ½ mi. S.E. on the Boiling Fork of Elk. Oldest church in Franklin County. Founded 1808 by the Alexander, Cowan, Keith, McCord, Weir, and other pioneer Scots-Irish Presbyterian families. First Presbyterian congregation in Tennessee to transfer to the Cumberland Presbytery after the organization in 1810. Site of first camp meeting sponsored by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 57.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 35° 10.126′ N, 86° 4.006′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on Cowan Hwy (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester TN 37398, 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. Peter Turney (approx. one mile away); The Blind Knight (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Franklin County Confederate Memorial Cemetery
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); Mary Sharp College (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mary Sharp College (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bridge Construction / Franklin County Old Jail Museum (approx. 2.8 miles away); Built 1959 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Built 1880s (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 20, 2009
2. Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 20, 2009
3. Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
4. Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,468 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   4. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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