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

Colored Christian Church and Colored School

1889

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Colored Christian Church and Colored School Marker
Inscription. This 1889 structure, originally "the Colored Christian Church," now West Main Street Christian Church, was also Johnson City's second school building (1889-1891) for "Colored" children. It is the oldest church building and school building still standing in the city. Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal, who founded the church ca. 1869, was a leader in establishing the city's earliest African-American schools. William Wolfe was principal (1888-1907) of the school in four different locations.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 120.)
 
Location. 36° 18.997′ N, 82° 21.461′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of W Main Street and Whitney Street on W Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brush Creek Campground (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson City (approx. 0.3 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Science Hill
Colored Christian Church and Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Colored Christian Church and Colored School Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 0.4 miles away); Langston High School (approx. half a mile away); Robins’ Roost (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
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Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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