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One 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.

The 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.
Before a well was dug, water was carried in buckets from a nearby spring. Before cars where a common mode of travel, there was a barn across the road for the horses of students and teachers who lived too far to walk to school.  Before outhouses, 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 concerts every Saturday evening.
421 Old Baileyton Road
Greeneville, TN 37743

From I-81
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.

From Greeneville
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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