Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church (Covington, Tennessee)

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Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church
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Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church (Covington, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church (Covington, Tennessee)
Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church (Covington, Tennessee) is located in the US
Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church (Covington, Tennessee)
Nearest city Covington, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°29′49″N 89°38′53″W / 35.49694°N 89.64806°W / 35.49694; -89.64806Coordinates: 35°29′49″N 89°38′53″W / 35.49694°N 89.64806°W / 35.49694; -89.64806
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1854 (1854)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Gothic Revival
Website Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church
NRHP reference # 84003716[1]
Added to NRHP July 12, 1984

Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church is a historic church in rural Tipton County, Tennessee, United States, near Covington.

The congregation was established in 1834 by settlers from Iredell County, North Carolina, and became the core of the small community of Mount Carmel.[2][3] In 1839, a Presbyterian congregation that had been organized 10 years earlier in Covington was merged into the Mount Carmel church.[4] The Mt. Carmel church continued to operate until 2000, when it merged its membership and assets with First Presbyterian Church of Covington.[5]

The church building was completed in 1854. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1] The church began regular usage again in August 2016 with the introduction of Sunday Morning Devotionals. A rotation of ministers and ministerial students, some of whom are studying at the Memphis Theological Seminary, conduct the services. The church is also used for special events such as weddings. A scene from the 2005 movie Walk the Line was shot there.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Fleming, James Robert (2006). The Confederate Ninth Tennessee Infantry. Pelican Publishing. p. 301. ISBN 9781589803312. 
  3. ^ "Tipton County Churches Index". Tipton County GenWeb. 2003. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "History and Tourism". Covington - Tipton County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Mt Carmel". Covington, Tennessee: First Presbyterian Church. Retrieved March 29, 2014.