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Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. John's

 
 
St. John's Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
1. St. John's Marker
Inscription.  Consecrated Sept. 4, 1842, by James Hervey Otey, first Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee, this church was built by Leonidas Polk, then Missionary Bishop of Southwest and his three brothers, George, Lucius, and Rufus, who divided a grant received from their father, Col. William Polk, of North Carolina. Memorial services are held here on Whitsunday.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 37.)
 
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 date for this entry is September 4, 1816.
 
Location. 35° 34.468′ N, 87° 8.379′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is on Trotwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6465 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaying Forrest (here, next to this marker); St. John's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest and Capron (about 500
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Rattle and Snap Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sam Watkins (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hood's Maneuver (approx. 2.3 miles away); Zion (approx. 2.7 miles away); Road to Nashville (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Whitsunday. Days: The Sunday of the feast of Whitsun or Pentecost in the Christian liturgical year, observed 7 weeks after Easter One of the Scottish quarter days, always falling on 15 May (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. James Hervey Otey. James Hervey Otey (January 27, 1800 – April 23, 1863), Christian educator and the first Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee, established the first Anglican church in the state and its first parish churches. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

3. Leonidas Polk. Leonidas Polk (April 10, 1806 – June 14, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War who was once a planter in Maury County, Tennessee, and a second cousin of President
St. John's Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
2. St. John's Church
James K. Polk. He also served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and was for that reason known as The Fighting Bishop. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

4. William Polk (colonel). Colonel William Polk (July 9, 1758 – January 14, 1834) was a soldier from North Carolina during the American Revolutionary War. He was the son of Colonel Thomas Polk and Susan (Spratt) Polk, and was a distant relative of James K. Polk. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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