Stone-Campbell/Restoration churches in East Nashville…there are several and there were many more. I refer you to Chris Cotten’s paper for the historical meat. Below all you’ll get is photographic milk, as it were. What you need is a map of Nashville in order to see how very close all these churches are to each other. I’m still thinking of some way to do that, perhaps with Google earth or something. I’ve not photographed the churches in Chris’ neighborhood (in old North Edgefield). He lives north and west of Main Street/Gallatin Road. The churches in that little area did some remarkable things back in the day. Today they are gone, but that is another story for another day. The churches you’ll see below are east and south of Main Street. Again, here is where a map would be helpful. There’s no special order to the pics below. If you have any old pictures, documents or ephemera (or if you know someone who does), please…please, contact me. I’d really enjoy seeing them and hearing the stories. It’s not too late to preserve the stories of these churches, but we must act now.
Mac is Special Collections Librarian and Archivist at Abilene Christian University.