Craigs Chapel AME Zion Church

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Craigs Chapel AME Zion Church
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Craigs Chapel AME Zion Church is located in Tennessee
Craigs Chapel AME Zion Church
Nearest city Greenback, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°38′58″N 84°10′22″W / 35.64944°N 84.17278°W / 35.64944; -84.17278Coordinates: 35°38′58″N 84°10′22″W / 35.64944°N 84.17278°W / 35.64944; -84.17278
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Architectural style gable front form
Governing body Private
MPS Rural African-American Churches in Tennessee MPS
NRHP Reference # 01000256[1]
Added to NRHP March 12, 2001

Craigs Chapel AME Zion Church is a historic church in Greenback, Tennessee.

Craigs Chapel is one of several historic African-American churches in rural Tennessee that had a black school and a cemetery located alongside the church, on the same plot of land.[2] The church was built in 1896 and was followed by an elementary school in 1899 and the cemetery in 1903.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Historic Rural African-American Churches in Tennessee, 1850 -1970". National Park Service. 1999. 
  3. ^ Stoecker, Jen (2000). "Craigs Chapel AME Zion Church: history and property survey". Southern Places. Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University.