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Sevierville in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

New Salem Baptist Church

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2019
1. New Salem Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Isaac Dockery, an African-American artisan, along with African-American families of Sevierville, built New Salem Baptist Church in 1886. It is Sevierville's oldest surviving building and the county's oldest brick church and only historic African-American church. Built as an Union Church for African-American congregations of all religious beliefs, its name was changed in 1897, when it became New Salem Baptist Church. On July 24, 2003, the church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. An important part of the community's 19th century heritage, it is still used today.
Tennessee Historical Commission

 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C-86.)
 
Location. 35° 51.547′ N, 83° 33.228′ W. Marker is in Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker can be reached from Eastgate Road west of Henderson Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located on the church grounds, directly in front of the church. Touch for map. Marker is at
New Salem Baptist Church Marker<br>(<i>wide view • marker on left • church in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2019
2. New Salem Baptist Church Marker
(wide view • marker on left • church in background)
or near this postal address: 601 Eastgate Road, Sevierville TN 37862, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named New Salem Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); John Porter McCown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nancy Academy (approx. Ύ mile away); Dwight and Kate Wade House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The McMahan Indian Mound (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forks of Little Pigeon Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forks of The River Cemetery Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sevierville.
 
Regarding New Salem Baptist Church. National Register of Historic Places #03000696 (2003). Part of the Rural African-American Churches in Tennessee Multiple Property Submission.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Isaac Dockery
 
Also see . . .
1. Isaac Dockery and the New Salem Baptist Church. Isaac Dockery made the brick to build the church. Squire Bob Henderson donated the land for the church and the use of the field next to the church land to make the brick and make a brick kiln to fire the brick. Isaac Dockery’s sons-in-law, his children, along with Lewis Buckner,
New Salem Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2019
3. New Salem Baptist Church
a noted craftsman, were the main builders of the church which stands today. (Submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. New Salem Baptist Church (facebook). (Submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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