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Spring Creek Presbyterian Church -
29 Burnt House Rd, 37090

Located in the community of Cainsville, the Spring Creek Presbyterian Church is believed to be the oldest active Presbyterian Church in Middle Tennessee. Community members began meeting regularly in 1799 and the church was officially constituted as a congregation in 1801. By 1802, the first pastor, Reverend Samuel Donnell was in place.

The first church building, a log structure, was built on Donnell’s property and used until 1869 when a new site was chosen and the present church building constructed. The frame building is of simple Greek Revival style. The rooms to either side of the front porch were used for storage of horse feed and tack. The church retains many of its original features such as paneled wood doors, chair railing, painted cedar columns and twenty-seven hand-hewn wooden pews.

Electricity was installed in the 1930s as well as an alcove and three additional rooms. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.


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