HISTORICAL

First Presbyterian Church Historic Cemetery
Knoxville Tennessee

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Historical -Knoxville's First Presbyterian Church and Historic Graveyard.

Organized in 1792, this was the city's first church. It is still located on its original site downtown at 620 State Street. The property was once the turnip patch of James White, the founder of Knoxville. White reserved this site for "a church and a burying ground."

The oldest grave is that of territorial governor William Blount who died March 21, 1800. Among those buried in the church graveyard are of course James White himself; Hugh Lawson White, a candidate for U.S. President in 1836; and Col. John Williams, a member of Congress.

The graveyard is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. . . . .Visit Website

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