Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Mill Creek Baptist Church and Graveyard

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: 1219 Second Avenue South, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 7.126    W 086° 43.668
  36.11876666    -86.7278
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Mill Creek Baptist Church, mother church of Southern Baptists in Davidson County, occupied two meeting houses at this site from 1797 until the early 20th century. Here, in 1833, Baptists formed the first Tennessee Baptist Convention. The church’s graveyard includes the graves of many early settlers of both African and European descent.


Erected: 1995