Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Providence Church

Marker ID: THC 1A 55
Location: on TN 81 at Pleasant Grove Rd., Jonesborough, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 20.110    W 082° 34.331
  36.33516666    -82.57218333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5J2X


4 mi. S.W., this Presbyterian church was organized, 1780, by Rev. Samuel Doak. Hanover Presbytery met here Aug. 20, 1783, with Samuel Doak, Charles Cummins & Hezekiah Balch present. On Aug. 21 Rev. Sam Houston was ordained with Doak as moderator. The first Presbyterian minister to be ordained in Tenn., he later returned to Virginia.

Tennessee Historical Commission