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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sallie A. Crenshaw

1900 - 1986

 
 
Sallie A. Crenshaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, January 14, 2012
1. Sallie A. Crenshaw Marker
Inscription.  

Ordained in 1936, Sallie Crenshaw was the first black female minister in the East Tennessee Methodist Conference. Returning to Chattanooga after working as a missionary among Negro miners in West Virginia, she was appalled by the number of black children left alone without day care. In 1947, she established the St. Elmo Mission, which was renamed in her honor in 1983. In 1986, the Bethlehem Center was renamed the Sallie Crenshaw Bethlehem Center.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 86.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 0.37′ N, 85° 18.765′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on W 38th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W 38th Street, Chattanooga TN 37410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
Sallie A. Crenshaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 17, 2020
2. Sallie A. Crenshaw Marker
crow flies. Daniel Ross (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cross Roads (approx. one mile away); The Will Cummings Highway (approx. one mile away); Road of Remembrance (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chattanooga Creek Picket Lines (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chattanooga Howard School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cravens House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2. submitted on May 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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