Salem Presbyterian Church (Limestone, Tennessee)

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Salem Presbyterian Church
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Salem Presbyterian Church (Limestone, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Salem Presbyterian Church (Limestone, Tennessee)
Salem Presbyterian Church (Limestone, Tennessee) is located in USA
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
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]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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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