Name Authority for Nashville, Tennessee Stone-Campbell Congregations

Name Authority for Nashville Tennessee Stone-Campbell Congregations, September 2012

Click above to download a document listing 319 variants of time-, place- and character-names for the 227 known congregations of the Stone-Campbell movement in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee from 1812 to September 2012.

To my knowledge my work in this area is the only such compilation, and therefore, the most complete.  The initial publication of the list to this blog was in May 2010 as a first step in my research toward a book on the Restoration Movement in Nashville.  I blogged then:

With over 200 congregations in this county, the congregational research alone will take years, perhaps the remainder of my life.  If I live to be 100 I may not finish even a rudimentary survey.  It may be too much:  too many congregations, too many preachers, too much ‘story’ to tell.

But this is where I am at the present.  I publish the list here to generate interest, additions, subtractions, corrections and clarifications.  Look it over and if I need to make changes, please let me know.

While congregational history is only one aspect of this project, this is where it all played out…on the ground in the congregations on a weekly basis.  Few congregations have attempted more than a list of preachers or a narrative of the expansion of the church building.  What I propose, as I wrote above, may be too much…too far to the other extreme.  But that fact changes not one whit the necessity of it being done.

The story of these churches in Nashville needs to be told.  I ask for your help in telling it.  look over my list; I solicit your critique. Contact me at icekm [at] aol [dot] com.

(The first version of the name authority, from May 2010, can be found here.)

Lewis T. Oldham visits Nashville

Lewis T. Oldham traveled thirty-seven hundred miles in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee, and made over fifty addresses, in February and March, in the interest of the China work.  He was kindly received.  He spent a month of that time in and around Nashville.   Sister Oldham enters the hospital the first week of April for a major operation.  Let us pray that she may be speedily restored to good health.  Through the kindness and generosity of Dr. Billingsley the expense has been greatly reduced.  But there will still be expense enough.  If you wish to have fellowship, address Brother Oldham at 806 North Oak Street, Morrillton, Ark.

E. Gaston Collins, “News and Notes” Gospel Advocate April 6, 1933, p. 333.