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Churches of Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
Assembly of God
Baptist
Catholic
Christian
Lutheran
Methodist
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Assembly of God
Assembly of God Church, Nashville, IL
Assembly of God Church
 

Baptist
First Baptist Church, Nashville, IL
First Baptist Church
South Washington Street
 
Baptist Church, Nashville, IL
Baptist Church, Nashville, ILL. with Nashville Grade School at right
 
Baptist Church 1
Nashville
      At a convention in the village of Nashville, Wasington County, Illinois, on the seventeenth (17) day of May 1855, a Baptist Church was organized by Elders D. Huggins and E. M. Brown. Sermon by Elder Huggins. Bible was presented to the church by Elder Brown. The constituent members were Hardy M. McCoy, Sterling Brown, J. W. Farmer, Margaret A. Farmer, Martha Brown, Mary J. Lamb, Betsey A. Martin, Anny Kimbro, E. S. McCoy, and Rebecca Bryant. It was styled "First Baptist Church of Christ in Nashville." Its Deacons were: J. W. Farmer, John Foster, S. Brown, and still later, Robert T. Coffey, now of Ashley. Elder D. Huggins served the Church as Pastor three years. Elder E. Jayne, one year, In 1859. Elder T. A. Morton was elected Pastor, and continued to serve the church, a part of the time up to his death, which occurred at his home near Carbondale about July 20th, 1867. Elder Morton was a native of Scotland, and moved to this country while in the prime of life. He was above the average preacher, was educated in Scotland for a lawyer, but preferring the ministry he gave himself wholly to the study of the Bible and the work of preaching. The organization became extinct in 1868 or '69. A second church was organized in 1870, which Elder D. C. Adams served as Pastor for a few months, and having no Pastor, the organization again went down.
 
History of the First Baptist Church, Nashville 2
      On August 23, 1873, a group of Baptists led by Rev. W. H. Carner met in the M. E. Church of Nashville to organize a Baptist Church. Rev. W. H Hutchings was elected moderator and J. M. Mason, clerk. the charter memmbers were: K. C. Mason, Ellen Mason, James Irvin, Lucy Irvin, Nancy Wright, Lucy Walker, Laura J. Mason, J. M. Mason, Elizabeth Gozney and Jane Rountree.
      On November 3, 1873, Rev. H. H. Carner was called as the first pastor. Other ministers who have served this church are the Rev. J. C. Wilson, J. V. Shofield, A. J. Delano, J. C. Harris, T. S. Reynolds, W. E. Wise, Alexander Rhine, W. W. Williams, Charles E. Hitt, R. H. Claxon, E. B. Hibbitts. T. M. Rice, John C. Kanarr, H. E. Pettus, Julian E. Atwood, E. E. Rice, E. L. Wendell, J. C. Meier, M. E. Powley, H. P. Spiller, W. A. Ward, O. S. Taylor, Rex Brown, Abraham Wright, O. R. Steiner, W. A. Gray, R. W. Pruett, Geo. B. Leathers, Walter Miller, Carl F. Newland, Paul Hall, Bertie Smith, C. E. McIntyre, Leroy Marvel, Raymond McAfee.
      The first church building was erected in 1874 at a cost of $2,914.68. In September of the same year the church was admitted into the Nine Mile Baptist Association. The first reference to a Sunday School is election of officers on June 23, 1883. J. M. Thompson was elected superintendent. Others who served in this capacity to date are: J. C. Eade, J. M. Mason, Jos. Morris, Wm. Reidelberger, Harry Sternberg, W. H. Hughes, Eva J. Luke, W. L. Hendricks, Alonzo Small, W. C. Gholson, Royal Bryan, Floyd Gholson, James Gillespie, Howard M. Fox, E. A. Small, Calvin Eade, Chester Moss, Edward C. Kemper, Jr., Chester Moss.
      In the summer of 1925, a basement and other improvements were made at a cost of $3,200.00. the church had long felt the need of more room, and in 1948 an educational annex, consisting of 13 classrooms, pastor's study and church office was made possible by a legacy from Mr. W. L. Troutt, the entire program costing about $26,000. the church today has 224 resident members.
 
1 1879 History of Washington County, Illinois
      Brink, McDonough & Co.; Philadelphia;   Corresponding Office, Edwardsville, ILL.; 1879
2 This Is Washington County -- 1818 - 1968 -- Illinois Sesquincentennial
      by the Sesquincentennial Committee of the Historical Society of Washington County
 

Catholic
Saint Ann's Church, Nashville, IL
Saint Ann's Catholic Church & School & Nun's Residence
South Mill Street ( IL Route 127 )
 
  Saint Ann's Church, Nashville, IL
original
  Saint Ann's Church, Nashville, IL
1912
 
 
The Catholic Church in Washington County

      Although a Catholic edifice was not the first religious building to be built in Washington County, Catholicism itself was administered as a religion by the Jesuits in the Illinois Country long before any other group started a Protestant Church. Evidently these same French voyageurs used the Kaskaskia River on the north borderline of the county as their "highway" long before the first white family permanently settled in the area that later became this county.
      St. Ann's Catholic Church at Nashville started as a mission from Okawville. Its first building was destroyed by fire. Today, its fine church and school is considered one of the outstanding achievements of a dedicated parish.
 
Extract from : This Is Washington County -- 1818 - 1968 -- Illinois Sesquincentennial
      by the Sesquincentennial Committee of the Historical Society of Washington County
 

Christian
First Christian Church, Nashville, IL
First Christian Church
West Lebanon Street
 
        This building was the First Methodist Chuch before 1954, and became the First Christian Church.  

Lutheran
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nashville, IL
Evangelical Lutheran Church
  Evangelical Lutheran Church interior, Nashville, IL
Evangelical Lutheran Church - interior
 
German Lutheran Church, Nashville, IL
German Lutheran Church
 
Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville, IL
Trinity Lutheran Church
North Grand Street
 

Methodist
Grace Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
Grace Methodist Church
North Mill Street ( IL Route 127 )
 
        In 1953 the three Methodist congregations merged and became the Grace Methodist Chuch  
First Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
1st Methodist Church - 1907
  First Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
1st Methodist Church
First Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
1st Methodist Church - 1918
  First Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
1st Methodist Church
        This building was the First Methodist Chuch before 1954, and became the First Christian Church.  
Forman Memorial Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
Forman Memorial Methodist Church
East Adams Street & South Mill Street ( IL Route 127 )
 
German (Wesley) Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
German (Wesley) Methodist Church
  German (Wesley) Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
German (Wesley) Methodist Church
 
German Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
German Methodist Church
German Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
German Methodist Church
German Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
German Methodist Church - 1907
  German Methodist Church, Nashville, IL
German Methodist Church - 1913

Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, IL
First Presbyterian Church
North Broadway Street & West St. Louis Road (IL Route 15)
 
First Presbyterian Church 150th, Nashville, IL
First Presbyterian Church
150th Anniversary, 1832 - 1982
 
  See also : History of First Presbyterian Church  
 
First Presbyterian Church Nashville, IL
First Presbyterian Church
  First Presbyterian Church Nashville, IL
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Nashville, IL
First Presbyterian Church

United Church of Christ ( UCC )
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
 
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ - Greeting Card
 
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ Parish Hall
  St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
 
St. Paul's United Church of Christ Parish Hall, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ Parish Hall
  St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ - interior
 
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ - interior (old)
  St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ - interior
 
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ - interior (old)
  St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Nashville, IL
St. Paul's United Church of Christ - interior
 

Non-Denominational
Non-Denominational Church, Nashville, IL
Non-Denominational Church
West Belleville Street
 

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