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Farragut in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pleasant Forest Church & Cemetery

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2016
1. Pleasant Forest Church & Cemetery Marker
Inscription. David Campbell, who owned much of the land in the fertile region called Grassy Valley, donated a portion of it for the purpose of erecting a "Meeting House", as churches were then called. A school building at the location was about one and one quarter mile east of Campbell Station in a grove. It was given the name of Pleasant Forest.

A shed was erected as a temporary place of worship, later becoming a log building. In 1796, a Presbyterian Church was organized by the Reverend Samuel G. Ramsey, a noted Presbyterian minister, who was also the pastor of the church for several years. Other noted ministers who served the church were Reverend Samuel Doak, D.D., pioneer minister and educator of East Tennessee, and Reverend James Park, who for 50 years was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. The first elders of Pleasant Forest Church were James Campbell, Elder David Campbell, Pleasant J. Temple, David L. Alexander, William M. Smith, James W. Seaton, James W. Craig, Sr. and David Smith. This church, at the time of its organization, was comprised of two congregations, known as "Pleasant Forest and Ebenezer".

In the year 1833, a separation occurred, and the dual church became two distinct organizations. The old log building, which was replaced in 1835 by a brick building, is said to have been the first brick church erected

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By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2016
2. Pleasant Forest Cemetery
Archibald Roane 1759 - 1819
in Knox County outside the City of Knoxville. The brick building was used until about 1862 when it was torn down by the armies of the Civil War who were encamped nearby. The soldiers used the bricks to build chimneys for their barracks. A new frame building was erected in 1871 and used until 1892 when regular services were discontinued. Occasional services were held until 1910 when the Pleasant Forest Church was consolidated with the Concord Presbyterian Church.

Pleasant Forest Cemetery is also historic as it is one of the oldest cemeteries in this part of the state. Many of the early pioneer settlers of this community - noble men and women who endured the trials and hardships of pioneer life - are buried withing its grounds. Notable among those buried in Pleasant Forest are Archibald Boane, Second Governor of Tennessee; Elder David Campbell; and Lieutenant Thomas Boyd, Revolutionary War veteran who was with George Washington at Valley Forge in 1777. Descendants of David Campbell and Captain Boyd are prominent residents of the Farragut community.
 
Erected by Farragut Museum.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History of the Farragut Area marker series.
 
Location. 35° 53.3′ N, 84° 10.133′ W. Marker is in Farragut, Tennessee

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By Tom Bosse
3. Pleasant Forest Cemetery
, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from Campbell Station Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the walking trail in Campbell Station Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Campbell Station Road, Knoxville TN 37934, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Campbell Station Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic Village of Concord (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Historic Village of Concord (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Campbell Station (about 500 feet away); Farragut Schools: Early Years (about 800 feet away); Farragut Schools: Recent Years (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farragut.
 
Also see . . .  Pleasant Forest Cemetery. (Submitted on January 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Pleasant Forest Church & Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2016
4. Pleasant Forest Church & Cemetery Marker
Site of Pleasant Forest Church & School image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2016
5. Site of Pleasant Forest Church & School
Campbell Station Park image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
6. Campbell Station Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 127 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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