What is the oldest church in Knoxville? | Know Your Knox

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The oldest church congregation in Knoxville is older than the state of Tennessee and predates just about everything else in the region.

First Presbyterian Church has been an anchor of downtown life since the city’s founding in 1792. It helps that James White, who is credited with founding of Knoxville, was a founding member of the church, as well, provided the land for its first building.

 

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