Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Big Creek Baptist Church

Marker ID: THC 4E 157
Location: 6797 Big Creek Church Rd, Millington, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 18.708    W 089° 53.116
  35.3118    -89.88526666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6WD0


It is thought that by 1812 Big Creek Baptist Church had been organized under a brush arbor by pioneers settling near Big Creek. When the log church burned in 1832, a "box" church was built with "sides" where the slaves worshiped. Many black people, including slaves, were baptized in the church. At one time, the rolls showed more black members than white members. In 1866 and 1944, other church buildings were erected. The church closed during the Civil War and the Great Depression.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission