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CHURCHES

Of

Carroll Co TN


Bethel Presbyterian Church - McLemoresville

Butler Church

Cedar Grove Church of Christ

Leach SDA Church

Liberty United Methodist Church

McAuley Church

Mt. Nebo Church

Mt. Zion - United Methodist Church

Mud Creek Baptist Church 1825

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Pilgrims Rest Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Christmasville

Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist

Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church - McKenzie

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church


The pioneer churches of Carroll County were the Baptists, Presbyterians, Cumberland Presbyterians and Methodists, and among the pioneer ministers were Rev. Willis Bridges, Rev. Benjamin Peeples, Rev. Robert Baker, Parson Wear, Rev. Johnson, Rev. Allen T. Graves, Rev. Samuel McNutt, Revs. James and Robert Hurt, Rev. Wm. Bigham, Rev. Beuben Burrow and Rev. Abner Cooper. These ministers were all among the early settlers of the county, and they and other pious men and women led the way into the wilderness and established religious societies in various parts of the county, as soon as enough persons could be assembled together for that purpose. And the above named religious denominations have always been the leading churches in the county, and now have church edifices in all of the towns and villages, as well as in all parts of the county, so that the people are fully and conveniently supplied with opportunities for public worship. The Christian, and other churches, have also been established within the county. The first camp-meeting was held, in a very early day at the Shiloh Campground in the northern part of the county, by the Cumberland Presbyterians. And the next campmeeting was held by the Methodists at Carterís Chapel. Afterward, campmeetings were held at Blackís Campground in the southwestern pa rt of the county, and at Williamís Campground in the eastern part of the county . And later the Christian Church established a campground about twelve miles south of Huntingdon, where they held annual meetings. No services have been held at any of these campgrounds for many years. But the Methodists continued to keep their campground at Chapel Hill in the northeastern part of the county, in order, and to hold their annual meetings there.

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