Historical accounts tell the story of General Patrick Cleburne riding by St. John’s Episcopal Church days before the Battle of Franklin in 1864 and saying to one of his aides, “This is such a beautiful church that it would almost be worth dying so one could be buried here.” I would have to agree, but I’m going to try to stay above ground as long as possible.
This is such a peaceful place. I’ve visited this church many times over the years. I love coming here with my wife, the amateur historian. She is a walking and talking encyclopedia of Civil War knowledge. A simple Google search will reveal the church’s history, so I won’t go into that here. These photos were taken over a period of two days. I made these images just before sunset each day to take advantage of the evening light.
St. John’s Episcopal Church is another one of Maury County’s jewels. If you’re passing through, pay this church a visit. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Stay tuned for my next outing by subscribing or Liking and Following me on Facebook at Shuttering Thru Life.