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Gray in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Buffalo Ridge Church

Buffalo Ridge Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell Haynes, August 17, 2013
1. Buffalo Ridge Church Marker
Inscription.  5.0 miles. This pioneer Baptist Church, established in 1779 by the Rev. Tidence Lane, was the first Baptist Church on Tennessee soil. The church itself has been moved to Gray's Station: the cemetery remains. Here is buried the Rev. Johathan Mulkey, 1752-1826, who was its second pastor.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 24.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 36° 26.412′ N, 82° 27.27′ W. Marker is in Gray, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingsport Highway and Gray Station Road on Kingsport Highway. Located at the corner of Kingsport Highway and Gray Station Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman (approx. 2.8 miles away);
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Ford vs. Ford (approx. 3 miles away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (approx. 4 miles away); Boone's Creek Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); William Bean's Cabin (approx. 4.3 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pactolus Ironworks (approx. 5.1 miles away); Keebler-Keefauver Home (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Russell Haynes of Gray, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Would appreciate photos of the other side of the marker -and- long view photos of the Church. • Can you help?

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