First Baptist Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

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Shiloh Baptist Church
First Baptist Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
First Baptist Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
First Baptist Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee) is located in the US
First Baptist Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Location 506 E. 8th St., Chattanooga, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°2′43″N 85°18′11″W / 35.04528°N 85.30306°W / 35.04528; -85.30306Coordinates: 35°2′43″N 85°18′11″W / 35.04528°N 85.30306°W / 35.04528; -85.30306
Area 0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Built 1885
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 79002442[1]
Added to NRHP January 19, 1979

First Baptist Church East 8th Street, historically named Shiloh Baptist Church, is a historic church at 506 E. 8th Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The congregation was organized in 1866 as Shiloh Baptist Church by a group of men who had served as soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War. Initially they worshiped in a blacksmith shop; subsequently they met for worship in members' homes.[2]

The church building was built in 1885 with the labor of former slaves. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b First Baptist Church History, First Baptist Church, retrieved January 29, 2012 

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