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St. John's Episcopal Church

Hwy 243, Columbia, TN
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Beautiful Church and Cemetery

A number of Confederate Officers were buried here after the Battle of Franklin & Nashville. Church... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Houston, Texas
Historic Church and Cemetery

Not everyone likes to roam around an old church cemetery, but keep in mind that great poems like... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Anne R
Nashville, United States
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Hwy 243, Columbia, TN
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

A number of Confederate Officers were buried here after the Battle of Franklin & Nashville. Church was not open.

Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Not everyone likes to roam around an old church cemetery, but keep in mind that great poems like Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written In a Country Churchyard" and great songs like Dickey Betts' "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" by the Allman Brothers have been written about...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 2 March 2017

St. John's is an historic Episcopal church with a beautiful cemetery. Church services are held there rarely, but always on Whit Sunday. Several bishops are buried there, 7 I believe.

Thank gale m
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Parking may be a bit tricky out front. There is a Civil War marker out front. Walk over the stone steps into the yard and you can walk right up to the church. I have not met anyone who has been able to go inside....More

Thank lagiant
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I too did not get into the church, what a beautiful neighbor of the James K. Polk house, This church is well worth the time. It looks like a simple English country church. A real asset for Columbia, Tennessee.

Thank tomas417
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is a beautiful church with a fascinating cemetery next door with many civil war soldiers buried here. It is a peaceful place with beautiful photography opportunities outside the church. It is a very old historical gem on the outskirts of town that is worth...More

1  Thank TLM64
Reviewed 31 May 2015

If you like to visit historic churches and cemeteries, this one is worth your time. Pioneer, African American, and Civil War history can all be found here.

1  Thank Susan Y
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We didn't get to go inside but with a little straining u can see it must be amazing. The church is remarkable and the graveyard is worthy of the soldiers buried there. So much history behind this old church, think I will return again and...More

2  Thank Jgreenway151
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The old church is quaint and takes one back to a time in our country's history when America was fresh and new. Looking at the old grave markers is very interesting. If you are a southern history lover you should relly like this old church.

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 21 October 2013

so beautiful as this" was supposedly said by Patrick Cleburne two days before he was killed at the Battle of Franklin. The church reminded him of his home church in Ireland and wandering through the grounds one understands his sentiment. Built as a "plantation chapel"...More

4  Thank tencatdaddy
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