Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church

Off Hwy 54 between Greenfield & Dresden

As the church looks today.  Cemetery off to the right. 

The land for Mt. Hermon was deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1891 by Chesley Mann YEARGIN and his wife Mary Jane SIMMONS. In 1893, a frame building was erected approximately where the present church now stands. Some years later the church was moved up on a knoll behind where the church first stood. In the late 1920's, the State Highway Dept. surveyed for the new Highway 54. This divided the church property and left the building on a small plot. In the early 1940's, with funds available, volunteer help, and salvage from the old building, a new red brick building was erected near where the
first church stood. This building is in use today. This is quoted from my cousin, Charles Yeargin, and is published in Weakley County, Tennessee - History & Families, 1999 by Turner Publishing Co.

This is the building as it appears today, with an addition that was added in the 1970's, I believe. 

Submitted by Jim Gossum


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