Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Some sources say that the Union Church was founded in 1805.  We do know that Spence Mitchell, an early settler in southern White County, TN, deeded a plot of land for what was called the Union Meeting House on August 24, 1811.  That church, at some point, associated with the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination.   Just across […]

Big Forest Baptist Church

Now, when we think of the “Big Fork” area of Van Buren County, TN (formerly a part of White County), we think of the old cemetery by that name.  The early settlers of that area would have thought of the Baptist Church from which the cemetery received its name and which was located at the […]

Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church

The early part of this historical sketch is based on the historical articles by L.L. McDowell, Dr. C.S. “Kit” Rascoe and other data compiled by Miss Gertrude Saylors. It has been brought up to date in 1969 by Mrs. John A. (Mildred Sims) Horton. To find Mt. Pisgah M.E.Church, the place that became Mt. Pisgah, […]

Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church

In 1826, a Methodist church was organized southwest of Sparta in White County, Tennessee. It was named Mount Gilead, which means a hill of witness. According to church records and historical records of the Tennessee Conference, the Rev. Wesley Deskin was the first pastor. After serving for four years, he died in 1830, and was […]