Hiwassee Union Baptist Church, Reliance, TN - 5

Hiwassee Union Baptist Church, Reliance, TN 6

According to The Thomas Higdon Family of Polk County, Tennessee: Ancestors and Descendants, Thomas Asbury Higdon, son of Thomas and Rebecca Higdon, Grassy Creek, TN, was the second pastor of the Hiwassee Union Baptist Church in 1866-69. The  building was also used as a school, and Masonic Lodge meetings were held there. Folks can rent it today for weddings and special occasions. The  Higdon Hotel is across the river, behind the church in this photo.

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