Friday, December 31, 2010

Charleston Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Charleston, TN

My Epperson ancestors moved to Bradley County in the 1850s. They attended the Charleston Cumberland Presbyterian Church and many were buried in the churchyard. This building was completed before the Civil War and if you look closely at the sills you can see the bite marks of Union horses who were tethered to the windows. The chuch was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.  Members now worship in a newer building, but this one was being restored when I last visited in 2008.


The church from Railroad Street
The facade from Railroad Street
Looking towards Railroad Street from the front porch

Church and cemtery
Interior

Historical Marker

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