Salem Presbyterian Church (Limestone, Tennessee)

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Salem Presbyterian Church
Salem Presbyterian Church (Limestone, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Salem Presbyterian Church (Limestone, Tennessee)
Nearest city Limestone, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°13′8″N 82°34′20″W / 36.21889°N 82.57222°W / 36.21889; -82.57222Coordinates: 36°13′8″N 82°34′20″W / 36.21889°N 82.57222°W / 36.21889; -82.57222
Built 1894
Architect A. Page Brown, James H. Willis
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 92001255[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1992

Salem Presbyterian Church is a historic church in Washington College, Limestone, Tennessee, affiliated with the Holston Presbytery and Presbyterian Church (USA).[2]

The congregation was formed in 1780 under the leadership of Reverend Samuel Doak.[3] It was the first Presbyterian church established in the area that was later to become the state of Tennessee.[4] The congregation served the adjacent Washington College for many years before becoming a separate congregation.[5]

Construction of the church's current building began in 1894.[3] Its sanctuary has several large stained glass windows.[6] It was designed by architect A. Page Brown.[5]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1] It was also included as a contributing property in the Washington College Historic District, which was listed in 2002.[5]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Salem Presbyterian Church". Holston Presbytery. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "About Salem Presbyterian Church". Salem Presbyterian Church. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Salem Presbyterian Church". Washington County GenWeb. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Nancy Adgent Morgan, Carroll Van West, National Register of Historic Places inventory form for Washington College Historic District, 2002, p. 7-4.
  6. ^ "Stained Glass Windows". Salem Presbyterian Church. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 

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