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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trinity Church

Trinity Church

This old brick church is located on TN252 (Wilson Pike) and back at the time was the Harpeth Turnpike. It's in Eastern Williamson County.

From the historical marker:
This United Methodist Church was an outgrowth of Mt. Zion Methodist Church, established about 1840 in Burke Hollow near the Tom Page house. Mt. Zion was destroyed in 1863 by Union Soldiers who used its materials for a signal station on Daddy's Knob. Trinity Church was organized in 1865 with most of its founders being former Confederate soldiers. On this site in 1869, a two-story brick building was completed with a school and Masonic lodge located above the church sanctuary. After damage by a tornado in 1897, the church was rebuilt on the same stone foundation with original handmade bricks. The second floor was not rebuilt. In 1909, the bell tower and the north and east walls were damaged by a tornado.

If you look at the front door, the window above that is stained glass with TRINITY and the dates of 1865, 1897 and 1909. The church is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Here is a picture of the historical marker:

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