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Philadelphia Church Cemetery Listing and Photos

Area Photos of the cemetery

Photos of the Church building

Directions: Turn north off of the Old Lewisburg Pike onto Howard's Bridge Road (some maps and sign says Fred White Road) and go about two miles. The Cemetery is located behind the Philadelphia Church of Christ on the left. 

This church, located on the road between Howard's Bridge and Lewisburg Pike, is one of the older churches of Maury County. Earlier Churches of Christ went by the name Christian Church in earlier times as this one was. It was organized in the years following the Civil War, meeting in those early years in the Lick Skillet School building. By 1874, however, it was deemed necessary to build a more commodious and appropriate church house. H.O. Gilliam was the person who supplied much of the funds and labor used in the building. The members of his family were leading participates of the church for several generations. Other families who were active in those early were: Andrews, Davidson, Cheek and Sewell and others shown in the grave listing not noted here. Early ministers included: Elder James Morton, W. I. Morton and Elder Sewell.

Photography and listings of Wayne Austin from visit there 27 Dec 2006.
Other Source materials: They Passed This Way Page D-167, Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, Page 436.