Loy Memorial Methodist Church — New Market, Tennessee

This church is located in the New Market community of Jefferson County, Tennessee about 20 miles north east of Knoxville.
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The church was organized and built in 1908. In 2016, 108 years after the church opened its doors, the building began a new life as an art gallery known as the Gray Dove Studio.

Allardt First Presbyterian Church

The church was constructed in 1903 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 1991.

 

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The Allardt First Presbyterian Church is a Gothic Revival style building located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Allardt, (Fentress County) Tennessee.

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The church was constructed in 1903 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 1991.

Lee City Holiness House of Prayer — Wolfe County, Kentucky

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The Lee City Holiness House of Prayer is located in Lee City, Kentucky in Wolfe County about 18 miles north of Jackson and about 16 miles east of Campton along Kentucky State Route 205.

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Blackwater Union Baptist Church — Lee County, Virginia

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Blackwater Union (Missionary) Baptist Church is located on Blackwater Road about 5 miles from the intersection wtih state route 70.  Blackwater3

The current structure was erected in 1956.

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Zion M.E Church — Baileyton, Tennessee

The Baileyton Community met about 1830 and built a log cabin on the south side of Snapp Ferry Road (now Horton Hwy).south and west of the present brick church. The people met in it until 1858 when the present church was built.

The first settlers near Laurel Gap, now Baileyton, settled on the rich bottom land near Lick Creek.

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John Westley and George Whitfield as well as other noted speakers passed through this area occasionally and preached. The people strongly desired an established place to worship. The Baileyton Community met about 1830 and built a log cabin on the south side of Snapp Ferry Road (now Horton Hwy).south and west of the present brick church. The people met in it until 1858 when the present church was built.

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In Jan. 1860 Thomas Bailey deeded the land for the Zion ME church to the Trustees.   In 1972 Sunday school rooms were added to the Zion Church.

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The fact that this building has stood for over 150 years is astonishing to me.  Just imagine all of the lives touched by this building.  The people who have walked through the doors to worship.  Its amazing and this building really is a treasure for the people of Greene County.

Blue Springs Lutheran Church — Greene County, Tennessee

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Located in Mosheim, Tennessee The Blue Springs Luteheran Church was founded prior to 1811.  This is the third structure to be serve the congregation.

MoshiemChurch2During the Civil War the brick structure on this site serving the church served as a hospital.

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The building currently on the site was built in 1893 and is currently not used.

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Lee County Historical & Genealogical Society Museum

I’ve noticed this old church for many years its just to the west of Jonesville on 58 off in a little holler that really makes you envision Icabod Crane could have actually galloped around that twisty road Once upon a time. Scenes like this setting is what inspires writers to create engaging stories. There is beauty all around us. It doesnt have to be something fancy and flashy. This church has relocated long ago and now serves as the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society Museum.

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The Museum is located about 4 miles west of Jonesville just off of US 58 on Old Friendship Road.

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