Knox County, Tennessee Churches:

Past and Present

   Linda Higgins shares her visit to historic Little Flat Creek Baptist Church (includes historical overview)

   Read newspaper article about demolition of the old Atkin Street Welsh Church

   Excerpts from "Directory of Churches, Missions, and Religious Institutions of Tennessee: Knox County(WPA, 1941). Includes listings for church-based orphanages, newspapers, schools, etc.

   View "Historic Churches of Knox County, TN" - photos from the Library of Congress

   Read  "A History of McCalla Avenue Baptist Church" (1971)

   Read History of Second Presbyterian Church  (1818-1968)

   Read excerpts from  "Centennial Celebration of Island Home Baptist Church" (1960)

   Browse the Fourth Presbyterian Church (Knoxville) Yearbook (1928) -- includes names and addresses of communicants!

   Read  the incredible biographies from J. J. Burnett's Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers (1919)

   View the 50th Anniversary pamphlet of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Knoxville (1919) Includes historical sketch, clergy biographies and WWI soldiers

   Read Dr. J. G. M. Ramsey's   History of Lebanon Presbyterian Church  "In The Fork": Five Miles East of Knoxville, Tenn. (1918)

   Read First Presbyterian Church Centennial and Membership Roster (circa 1896)

   Many thanks to Margaret Gaylor for transcribing  the "Directory of Resident Members" of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Knoxville (1895)

   View Knox County church histories from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee (1887)Many early churches and church leaders are mentioned here!

   View a list of Knoxville churches in 1885 from Norwood's Knoxville City Directory (1885).  Includes address, pastors and meeting times!

   View photos of old Knoxville churches in our Knox County Photo Album

   Finding aids for church-related libraries and archives

   Review "Churches" section of Knox County Bibliography for published church histories, etc.


Links to Knox County congregations
with "Church History" pages online:
(please contact Rose-Anne for additions/corrections!)





History of First Presbyterian Church (Knoxville):
A History of Second Presbyterian Church:
Photographic History of Graystone Presbyterian Church (USA): 
(Note: includes South Knoxville Presbyterian Church - 1890-1918)
History of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston TN:
History of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church:
History of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church (Knoxville):
History of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (Knoxville):
History of Lake Hills Presbyterian Church (USA):
History of Westminster Presbyterian Church (USA):
History of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Knoxville):




History of Christ United Methodist Church - Knoxville:
(Note: Part of the old Stoney Point Methodist Episcopal Church, South - organized in 1842.)
History of Church Street United Methodist Church (Knoxville):
History of First United Methodist Church - Oak Ridge:
History of Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church:
History of Lonsdale United Methodist Church:
History of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church:
Washington Pike United Methodist Church:




History of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension:
History of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd:
A Brief History of St. James Episcopal Church:
History of The Church of the Good Samaritan:
St. John Cathedral, Knoxville




History of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCA):
(Note: includes information regarding Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church)
History of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA):



History of Gillespie Avenue Baptist (Church) 
History of First Baptist Church (Knoxville):
History of First Baptist Church (Concord)
History of Arlington Baptist Church

History of Calvary Baptist Church (Knoxville)

History of West Hills Baptist Church (Knoxville)


(Disciples of Christ):


History of First Christian Church:
History of Gap Creek Christian Church:
History of Northside Christian Church:


Seventh-Day Adventist:


History of Knoxville First Seventh-day Adventist Church:
(Note: includes photos and lists of early church members)