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


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