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Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shiloh United Methodist Church

 
 
Shiloh United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Shiloh United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1851 John J. Ellis donated 4 acres to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for a house of worship. The original house was constructed of rough hewn logs and was about 25 by 30 feet in dimensions. The name Shiloh, from which the Civil War battle received its name, means "House of Peace. " During April 6-7, 1862, the church was the scene of heavy fighting between Union and Confederate forces. The church was destroyed soon after the battle. After the war, worship was resumed in a brush arbor. About 1875 a wood frame structure was erected on the original site. The present structure was begun with native stone in 1929. Construction was discontinued due to lack of funds. It was completed and dedicated in 1952.
 
Erected 1978 by the Memphis Conference Commission on Archives and History.
 
Location. 35° 8.023′ N, 88° 21.308′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Corinth Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. In Shiloh National Military Park, at stop seven of the driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shiloh Church (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Mississippi
Shiloh United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
2. Shiloh United Methodist Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh School (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
 
Regarding Shiloh United Methodist Church. The marker was not erected until 1978 under my pastorate at Shiloh. You confirm this thru Memphis Conference. I was was there when the marker was erected. Thanks, Terry W. Sims former pastor Shiloh Church.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service. 1862 battle that raged around Shiloh Church (Submitted on April 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Artist concept of a "brush arbor " , as mentioned image. Click for full size.
3. Artist concept of a "brush arbor " , as mentioned
Modern Shiloh Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. Modern Shiloh Church
This building is used for the congregation's services.
The Log Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
5. The Log Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,168 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on June 12, 2010, by Terry W Sims of Water Valley, Kentucky. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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