Historic Markers Across Tennessee



First Congregational Church



Marker ID:  
Location: on S Watkins St. at Eastmoreland Ave., Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 08.115    W 090° 00.842
  35.13525    -90.01403333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3JXM
 



Text:

Founded 1862, organized 1864 with 25 members, this was the earliest Congregational Church in Memphis and State of Tennessee; known first as Union Church, next as Strangers Church, at two downtown locations. This classical modified Ionic building, designed 1909 by Walk C. Jones I (1874-1964), dedicated in 1910, entered the National Register of Historic Places on 21 July 1980.

West Tennessee Historical Society and First Congregational Church