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
Craigs Chapel AME Zion Church is located in USA
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
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 Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Historic Rural African-American Churches in Tennessee, 1850 -1970" (PDF). 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.