Highland Chapel Union Church

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Highland Chapel Union Church
Highland Chapel Union Church.jpg
Front and northwestern side
Highland Chapel Union Church is located in Tennessee
Highland Chapel Union Church
Location Highland Ave., Ridgetop, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°23′41″N 86°46′29″W / 36.39472°N 86.77472°W / 36.39472; -86.77472Coordinates: 36°23′41″N 86°46′29″W / 36.39472°N 86.77472°W / 36.39472; -86.77472
Area less than one acre
Built 1906
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 91001592[1]
Added to NRHP October 29, 1991

Highland Chapel Union Church is a historic nondenominational Protestant church on Highland Avenue in Ridgetop, Tennessee.

In the 19th century, before the church was established, children in the community attended Sunday school in their school building. Preachers of various different denominations conducted worship services from time to time, establishing a local pattern wherein congregants were unconcerned with denominational identity.[2]

In 1890 this led to construction of the community's first church building, called Oak Dell Church. That church was destroyed by a fire in 1904 and replaced by the current church, which was built in 1906.[2][3] In 1920 its name was changed from Oak Dell to Highland Chapel Union Church.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Church History". Highland Chapel Union Church. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Turner Publishing Company (1996). Robertson Co, TN. Turner Publishing Company. p. 188. ISBN 9781563113055. 

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