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Birthplace of T.O. Chisholm / Noted Hymn Writer (1866-1960)

 
 
Birthplace of T.O. Chisholm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. Birthplace of T.O. Chisholm Marker
Inscription.
Birthplace of T.O. Chisholm

Thomas Obadiah Chisholm, born in log house, Lake Spring community, taught in local school at age 16. Became associate editor of Franklin Favorite; later edited Pentecostal Herald, Louisville. Under influence of evangelist Henry Clay Morrison, founder of Asbury College (Ky.), he was ordained to Methodist ministry and served in nearby Scottsville.

Noted Hymn Writer (1866-1960)

Chisholm's unstable health caused his work to vary from journalism to insurance to evangelistic pursuits. He wrote poems through the years; some 800 were published and many set to music. With musician William Runyan, Chisholm wrote "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" (1923); with C.H. Lowden, he wrote "Living for Jesus" (1917). These hymns continue to provide inspiration and comfort.
 
Erected 2003 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2132.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 40.044′ N, 86° 33.462′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on Steele Road 0.1 miles south
Noted Hymn Writer (1866-1960) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. Noted Hymn Writer (1866-1960) Marker
of South Main Street (U.S. 31W), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Simpson County Tourism Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Steele Road, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Drive-Time" (within shouting distance of this marker); "School Days, School Days" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Riding into The Sunset" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Mule Day Afternoon" (within shouting distance of this marker); "High Noon for a New Century" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Bringing in the Sheaves" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Frontier Portraits" (within shouting distance of this marker); "War Clouds" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  More information about his hymns. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionEducation
 
View looking north on Steele Road with tourism office on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. View looking north on Steele Road with tourism office on right.
View of marker looking south on Steele Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. View of marker looking south on Steele Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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