Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration

Marker ID: THC 1A 105
Location: Johnson County, in Mountain City, 421 West Main
County: Johnson
Coordinates: N 36° 28.544    W 081° 48.522
  36.47573333    -81.8087
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


First Baptist Church
Bicentennial Celebration


Organized on April 20, 1794, the first Baptist congregation in Johnson County was known as the Roan Creek Church of Christ. Originally located near Shouns, the church was sponsored by the congregation of the Three Forks Baptist Church of Watauga County, North Carolina. In 1843, the church moved to its present site. By 1950, it had become known as the First Baptist Church of Mountain City.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.