Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First United Presbyterian Church

Marker ID: THC 2A 113
Location: intersection of North Jackson St (Business Route 11) and Roy St, Athens, TN
County: McMinn
Coordinates: N 35° 26.802    W 084° 35.768
  35.4467    -84.59613333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


First United Presbyterian Church

Established in 1889 as a Presbyterian mission, First United Presbyterian Church was constructed in 1892 in the Gothic Revival Style by descendants of former slaves. The church played a major role in the area's educational history, serving as the primary sponsor of Athens Academy, a three-room school. Many schools for Black students in the South consisted of only one room. In 2008, the church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Tennessee Historical Commission.