Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Buffalo Ridge Church



Marker ID: THC 1A 24
Location: on TN 36 at Ben Jenkins Rd. / Gray Station Rd., Gray, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 26.414    W 082° 27.272
  36.44023333    -82.45453333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM55MY
 



Text:

5.0 miles. This pioneer Baptist church, established in 1779 by the Rev. Tidence Lane, was the first Baptist Church on Tennessee soil. The church itself has been moved to Gray's Station: the cemetery remains. Here is buried the Rev. Jonathan Mulkey, 1752-1826, who was its second pastor.

Tennessee Historical Commission