Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bent Creek Church

Marker ID: THC 1B 28
Location: on E Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11), Whitesburg, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 16.349    W 083° 8.307
  36.27248333    -83.13845
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM57WE


This Baptist church is successor to the church established about one mile southwest, by Elder Tidence Lane and Elder William Murphy in 1785. A cemetery is near the original church site, which stood on the Old Stage Road from Abingdon to Knoxville. This road, made by immigrant pioneers, followed game and Indian trails.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.