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Near Blountville in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Taylorís Meeting House

 
 
Taylor's Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
1. Taylor's Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  The Presbyterian Church established here in 1773 is probably the first church of any denomination to be established within the borders of Tennessee. It was also used as a fort, and school was held here on Sundays, in pioneer times.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 35.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
 
Location. 36° 31.845′ N, 82° 22.952′ W. Marker is near Blountville, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Memorial Boulevard (State Road 126) west of Valley Drive, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located in the unincorporated community of Gunnings. It is located at the entrance to Gunnings Cemetery and best viewed from the roads leading into the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blountville TN 37617, 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.
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Acuff Chapel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Blountville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Island Road (approx. 3 miles away); James Brigham (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Blountville (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Courthouse Bell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sullivan County (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battle of Blountville Confederate Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountville.
 
Wide view of theTaylor's Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of theTaylor's Meeting House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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