Big Spring Union Church - Springdale, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD
N 36° 25.335 W 083° 31.472
17S E 273667 N 4033745
Quick Description: Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church, the oldest church in Tennessee, still stands in Springdale, Tennessee. The church was erected during the winter of 1795-96, when the area was still part of North Carolina.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2009 10:36:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM6ND0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church, the oldest church in Tennessee, still stands in Springdale, only about 15 miles from Cumberland Gap. The church was erected during the winter of 1795-96, when the area was still part of North Carolina. The church is still in good condition.

Marker Text Reads:
"-In Memoriam- to keep alive the history of the builders of this the Big Spring Church House in the winter of 1795-96. Drew Harrell our ancestor hewed the logs. He and the Rev. Tidence Lane erected the church house. Drew Harrell was buried here in 1840. Tidance Lane is buried near Whitesburg, Tennessee. (Erected by W.S. Rosenbalm. 1947)"
Street address:
Off TN 32
Springdale , TN United States


County / Borough / Parish: Claiborne

Year listed: 1975

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1750-1799

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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