St. John's Episcopal Church

St. John's Episcopal Church (HM1M2K)

Location: Columbia, TN 38401 Maury County
Buy Tennessee State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 35° 34.432', W 87° 8.359'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Erected in 1842 for worship and spiritual instruction of white and negro people. Built under supervision of the Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana, on land given by him and with labor and materials contributed by him and his brothers, R.K. Polk, G.W. Polk, L.J. Polk, and Dr. W.J. Polk. Delivered into care and custody of the Bishop of Tenn. As the property of the Diocese of Tenn.

Consecrated Sept. 4, 1842, by RT. Rev. James Hervey Otey, D.D, Bishop of Tenn., assisted by Bishop Polk.

Bishop Otey, whose remains rest in the church-yard, was born Jan. 27, 1800 at Liberty Va.; elected First Bishop of Tenn. June 1833; consecrated in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1834. Died April 23, 1863, in Memphis, Tenn.

At the Battle of Franklin in Nov. 1864, the following Confederate Generals were killed, and, among others were buried in St. John's church-yard by Chaplain Charles Todd Quintard, M.D., their bodies afterward being removed to their respective states:

Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne
Brig. Gen. H.B. Granberry
Brig. Gen. O.R. Stahl
Brig. Gen. S.R. Gist

Annal pilgrimages, held on the last Sunday in May with services led by Bishop of Tenn., were initiated in 1921.

Custody and upkeep of the property is in charge of St. John's Association, organized May 25, 1924. Rt. Rev. James M. Maxon, D.D. President; Wm. Dudley Gale, Treas.

This memorial erected in 1947 by
Diocese of Tennessee
St. John's Association
Tennessee Historical Commission
HM NumberHM1M2K
Year Placed1947
Placed ByDiocese of Tennessee, St. John's Association, Tennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 487376 N 3936694
Decimal Degrees35.57386667, -87.13931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 34.432', W 87° 8.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 34' 25.92" N, 87° 8' 21.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)931, 615
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6497 Trotwood Ave, Columbia TN 38401, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Delaying Forrest
0.05 miles
St. John's
0.05 miles
Forrest and Capron
0.1 miles
Rattle and Snap Plantation
1.15 miles
Sam Watkins
1.73 miles
2.75 miles
Hood and Schofield
4.61 miles
Frierson Cemetery
4.61 miles
Columbia Military Academy
5.52 miles
Jonathan Webster
5.68 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?