Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Chapel-on-the-Hill

Marker ID: THC 1D 33
Location: On Kentucky Ave., Oak Ridge, TN
County: Anderson
Coordinates: N 36° 01.812    W 084° 14.509
  36.0302    -84.24181666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8CB


Built in 1943 near the main business district ( Jackson Square), this standard Army Chapel was soon known within the Manhatttan Project as "The Chapel on the Hill" On 30 September 1943 it was dedicated for Jewish, Catholic, a non-denominational congregation founded in 1955 and continues to worship here. More than 4,000 weddings were celebrated in this ecumenical chapel during the first fifty years.