1912 - St. Marks Presbyterian Church - Rogersville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 24.566 W 083° 00.485
17S E 319945 N 4031235
Quick Description: Cornerstone for first black Presbyterian church in Rogersville
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2009 12:39:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM7NWG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 2

Long Description:
From the Rogersville walking tour information:
"The land was purchased after 1885 by the Board of Missions for Freedmen of the campus of Swift Memorial Junior College. St. Mark's Presbyterian Church was chartered in Tennessee on May 15, 1912. Dr. W. H. Franklin, president of Swift College, served as pastor of the church until his retirement." link

The church dissolved in summer 2002. The church sanctuary appears to be vacant, but the other facilities are being used as an arts center.

Year of construction: 1912

Cross-listed waymark: [Web Link]

Full inscription:
St. Marks Presbyterian Church W. H. Franklin, D.D. 1912

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