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Creation Date

11-9-2013

Description

The marker reads: "IC 86 NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH Isaac Dockery, an African-American artisan, along with African-American families of Sevierville, built New Salem Baptist Church in 1886. It is Sevierville's oldest surviving building and the county's oldest brick church and only historic African-American church. Built as an Union Church for African-American congregations of all religious beliefs, its name was changed in 1897, when it became New Salem Baptist Church. On July 24, 2003, the church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. An important part of the community's 19th century heritage, it is still used today. TENNESSEE HISTORICAL COMMISSION" Top of sign: Tri-star Tennessee State Marker emblem

Latitude, Longitude

35 deg 51' 32.63", 83 deg 33' 13.54"

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Sevierville, TN; Historic markers; Sevier County (Tenn.); Sevierville (Tenn.); Churches and synagogues; Baptist church buildings

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