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Whitesburg in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bent Creek Church

 
 
Bent Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
1. Bent Creek Church Marker
Inscription. This Baptist church is successor to the church established about one mile southwest, by Elder Tidence Lane and Elder William Murphy in 1785. A cemetery is near the original church site, which stood on the Old Stage Road from Abingdon to Knoxville. This road, made by immigrant pioneers, followed game and Indian trails.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 28.)
 
Location. 36° 16.349′ N, 83° 8.307′ W. Marker is in Whitesburg, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is on E Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitesburg TN 37891, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bent Creek Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Coffman House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Longstreet's Headquarters (approx. 3.4 miles away); Longstreet's Billet (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hayslope (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cheek's Crossroads (approx. 4.4 miles away); Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Russellville Area (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
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Marker at the Entrance to the Old Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
2. Marker at the Entrance to the Old Church
The church is now used as a lodge.
Bent Creek Church Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
3. Bent Creek Church Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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