Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Mother Liberty CME Church

Marker ID: THC 4D 40
County: Madison
Waymark: None


On December 15, 1870, in Jackson, the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church was organized by the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The first official CME Church, "Mother Liberty," which stood one block west, was razed by fire in the late 1800's. In 1893 the church was relocated to its present site. In 1954 the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church became the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.