The Lindenwood Christian Church

The Lindenwood Christian Church (HM1MTU)

Location: Memphis, TN 38112 Shelby County
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N 35° 8.018', W 89° 58.889'

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(Disciples of Christ)


This congregation began meeting in the home of Simon Bradford at Front and Talbot in 1837. Encouraged by visits from Alexander Campbell, one of the founders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the first Christian Church in Memphis was organized in 1843. Services were held in a school building at Mulberry and Linden Street, which was purchased in 1851. A two-story brick building was built on the property in 1859, which was occupied by Union forces during the Civil War. Called Linden Avenue Christian Church, it remained at that location for 110 years. In 1948 the church purchased property at Union and East Parkway and relocated to this site in 1953. A Recreational Building with gymnasium was completed in 1962, and a new sanctuary dedicated in 1966.


Ministers serving the Linden Avenue/Lindenwood Christian Church
B.F. Hall 1847-1852
Robert E. Chew 1853-1855
R.A Cook 1863-1865
T.W. Caskey 1865-1868
Curtis J. Smith 1868-1869
David Walk 1869-1878
J.M. Tribble 1879-1882
George W. Sweeney 1883-1885
John B. Briney 1886-1888
J. W. Ingram 1888-1892
John A. Brooks 1892-1895
W.E. Ellis 1895-1897
R.D. Rice 1897-1899
W.H. Sheffer 1900-1916
Walter M. White 1916-1937
H. Thomas Wood 1937-1968
James L. Christiansen 1968-1974
C. Roy Stauffer 1974-
Year Placed1993
Placed ByShelby County Historical Commission and the Elders of Lindenwood Christian Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 228336 N 3891932
Decimal Degrees35.13363333, -89.98148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.018', W 89° 58.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 1.08" N, 89° 58' 53.34" W
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Area Code(s)901, 931
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2408 Union Ave, Memphis TN 38112, US
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