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of Greene County's hidden treasures of gospel music is the Cross
Anchor Community Center. Every Saturday evening music lovers from
the region gather for an evening of fun, fellowship, worship and
the best music in the world: Southern Gospel Music. Local,
regional, and national groups have all graced the stage at Cross
Anchor in the past years.
Come and join us in fellowship and God's word presented in song this Saturday night. Groups take the stage for approximately an hour and a half. There is a brief intermission and chance to participate in the cake walks and auctions whose proceeds go to the upkeep of the center. A love offering is taken to help support the groups and further their ministries.
first Cross Anchor School was a two story building with one room
on each floor built in the late 1800's. The present building was
completed and open in 1914. The school was built by men who lived
in community. When the school opened, three teachers were
employed. Later a fourth teacher was added to teach music and
assist with other duties as needed.
The first teachers were Hunley Easterly, Bess Brown and Mae Davis. Joel Pierce was the school superintendent at the time. Water was carried in buckets from a nearby spring and everyone drank from the same dipper. Years later a well was dug. A barn was built across the road for the horses of students and teachers who lived too far to walk to school. Eventually cars began to show up. Mildred and Fred McAmis were the first students remembered to drive a car to school. Before outhouses were built the students used the woods across the road; boys to the right and girls to the left.
If a funeral was held at the nearby Presbyterian Church, all the students attended. When revivals were held the whole school marched down the road for the 11 AM services. Around 1960 the school was closed due to consolidation efforts in the county.
Over recent years the building has been used for a number of purposes. Today, Cross Anchor Community Center houses weekly gospel singings every Saturday evening at 5 PM.
Old Baileyton Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
Exit 36 Baileyton. Turn onto (S.R. # 172) to Greeneville. At approximately 6 miles turn left on Old Baileyton Road for approximately .5 miles. CACC is on the hill to the left.
Take (S.R. # 172) north to Baileyton. At approximately 6 miles turn right on Old Baileyton Road for approximately .5 miles. CACC is on the hill to the left.
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