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Near Springfield in Robertson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Saint Michael's Mission

 
 
Saint Michael's Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2018
1. Saint Michael's Mission Marker
Inscription. About 3½ mi. N.W. stands the oldest active Catholic Church in Tennessee, on land from the "Wessyngton" estate, dedicated May 8, 1842. Lumber for the rear addition, built in 1934, came from the "Glenraven" estate. The tower was added in 1942, the centennial year. During 1864-65, the missioner was the famous Father Abram Ryan, "poet-priest of the Confederacy."
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 27.572′ N, 86° 57.189′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Tennessee, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 49 and Flewellyn Road (Tennessee Route 257), on the right when traveling south on State Route 49. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield TN 37172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Zion (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett's Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle Creek Massacre (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nave's Crossroads Coopertown
The view north from the Saint Michael's Mission Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2018
2. The view north from the Saint Michael's Mission Marker.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Peoples-Tucker School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Springfield Historic District (approx. 4.9 miles away); Morgan's Return (approx. 4.9 miles away); Springfield Historic District (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil
 
Saint Michael's Mission Marker is to right of telephone pole. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2018
3. Saint Michael's Mission Marker is to right of telephone pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the St. Michael Catholic Church at 3553 South Carter Road, Cedar Hill. • Can you help?
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