Mount Zion Church (Big Sandy, Tennessee)

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Mount Zion Church
Mount Zion Church (Big Sandy, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Mount Zion Church (Big Sandy, Tennessee)
Nearest city Big Sandy, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°10′41″N 88°1′10″W / 36.17806°N 88.01944°W / 36.17806; -88.01944Coordinates: 36°10′41″N 88°1′10″W / 36.17806°N 88.01944°W / 36.17806; -88.01944
Built 1845
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001752[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 2, 1973
Removed from NRHP July 17, 2012

The Mount Zion Church was a historic church building near Big Sandy, Tennessee. It was a hewn log structure built in either 1812[2] or 1845[1] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It was removed from the National Register in 2012.[1]

This building, which is no longer standing,[2] might be confused with the extant Mt. Zion Church and Cemetery located approximately twenty miles north in Henry County, Tennessee.

History[edit]

The church building was a hewn log structure, approximately 18 feet (5.5 m) by 24 feet (7.3 m).[2] It was built to house a Baptist congregation organized by B. S. Browning. The date of its completion has been given as either 1812, as suggested by a photo of the sign on the building,[3] or as 1845 as listed in the National Register of Historic Places database.[1] The builders were Joe Arnold, Eligh Hollaman, James Garner and another unknown person.[3]

It was destroyed by fire in the early 1990s.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d Sims, E. J. "Religion in Benton County Tennessee". Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b JPieke. "Photo of Mt. Zion Church sign". Retrieved 24 February 2013.