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Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery

Chambers Chapel Rd, Lakeland, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 12' 45.83772", -89° 41' 56.689044"
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Martha Ann Vaughan Chambers donated an acre from the tract of land near
Chambers Mineral Springs as a site for a Methodist Episcopal Church South

on Nov. 6, 1869. Three wooden frame buildings have stood on this location.
The first was built in 1870 and destroyed by a tornado about twenty years later.
The second, a large one-room frame church, burned on Dec. 4, 1927. The third was
built in 1928 and had a brick facade added in 1959. The original trustees for
the church were Madison H. Chambers, Dr. Fred T. Sweet, Henry Talbot Bragg,
Lt. Col. James Mortimer Crews (C.S.A.), John James and William P. Thompson.
Witnesses to the 1869 deed were Henry Talbot Bragg and William A. Redd.
-- Chambers Chapel Cemetery --
Many early Shelby County settlers of the Arlington area and generations of
their descendants are interred in the adjoining church cemetery. This cemetery
is endowed for continuing use of member families with perpetual care ensured.
Chambers Chapel Road is named for the church and burial grounds. The church's
cornerstone inscription reads: 1870-1892-1928 The 1928 Building Committee was:
H.S. Bragg, A.W. Herring, F.E. Adams, I.F. Russell, F.S. Bragg, M. Gotten and
J.E. Griffin.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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