Former St. Marks Presbyterian Church - Rogersville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 24.566 W 083° 00.483
17S E 319948 N 4031235
Quick Description: First black Presbyterian church in Rogersville, dissolved in summer 2002.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2009 2:15:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM7NXB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
Views: 3

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

Nearby historical marker reads:
St. Marks Presbyterian Church 1875 ~ 2002
Originated in 1875. St. Marks was the first black Presbyterian Church in Rogersville. Formerly located in the tenth Civil District, now McKinney Avenue, the church moved to the corner of Kyle and Hasson Street in 1912. The Reverand William H. Franklin, founder and pastor, served St. Marks and Swift Memorial College. Burried on the Swift Campus, in 1898, Dr. Franklin received an honory doctorate from Maryville College. The church ministered to the Swift's faculity, students, and community. On July 21, 2002, the church dissolved. Its facility now serves the youth and community through the arts.

Presbyterian Denomination: Vacant/Inactive

Status: Inactive/Vacant/Ruin

Intersection of Hasson and Depot streets
Rogersville, TN USA

Date Built: 1912

Architect: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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