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Collierville in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Collierville Christian Church

Collierville Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
1. Collierville Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  The Collierville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was originally founded in Fayette County near the close of the Civil War. Construction began at the present location in 1873. Renovations to the building were made in 1906, and again in the 1950’s. It is defined as a one-story frame vernacular Gothic Revival with a two-story corner tower and steeple. The tower housed the largest bell in Shelby County, weighing 800 lbs. Architectural features include metal-roofed gables and gothic-arched stained glass windows and transoms, with entrances facing Poplar and Main Street. Turned spindles decorate the interior choir alcove and baptistery. The congregation remained here until 1992 when it relocated. The building was purchased by the Morton family in 2007 and donated to the Town of Collierville in memory of their mother, Bess Crawford Morton, a faithful member of the congregation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 35° 2.714′ N, 89° 39.836′ W. Marker is in Collierville, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker
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is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Poplar Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 153 E Poplar Ave, Collierville TN 38017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Original Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Collierville High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collierville, Tennessee Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort/Stockade (approx. 0.2 miles away); History Of The Collierville Town Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chalmers's Collierville Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Collierville (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collierville.
Collierville Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
2. Collierville Christian Church Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 29, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 19, 2024