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Historic La Grange, Inc., a non-profit corporation, can be contacted at the following address:  Historic La Grange, Inc., c/o Ms. Nora Witmer, Chairman, P.O. Box 2, La Grange, TN 38046

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La Grange Cultural Foundation
La Grange, Tennessee
Telephone: 901-878-1712

Mission Statement:

"To provide a means for the citizens of La Grange, Tennessee in order to pursue, enjoy, enhance and enrich the cultural, literary, historical, educational and economic interests of its citizens."

Plans:
Raise funds to support mission statement.
Accomplishments:
1. Secured funds in the form of state grants.
2. Developed fund-raiser activities.

Plans:
Repair and renovate the La Grange Civic Center building.
Accomplishments to date:
1. Replaced or re-glazed all broken window glass.
2. Replaced or repaired all damaged or rotten wood.
3. Repaired roof.
4. Re-painted all existing exterior woodwork.
5. Emptied building of stored materials and cleaned out trash.
6. Obtained bids for fascia board replacement and gutters.

Plans:
Landscaping Civic Center grounds and provide all weather parking area.
Accomplishments to date:
1. Obtained gravel for parking area.
2. Planted Jonquil bulbs.
3. Started excavation and ground work.

Plans:
Establish a Railroad and Civil War Museum.
Accomplishments to date:
1. Cleaned or repaired some display cases.
2. Purchased various articles for display.

Future Plans:

1. Educational programs.
2. Open museum.
3. Community functions.
4. Musical programs.

 


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The La Grange Cemetery Association owns and manages the La Grange Cemetery on La Grange Road.  You may contact the La Grange Cemetery Association at the following address:

The La Grange Cemetery Association,
P.O. Box 33,
La Grange, TN 38046.

Charles Wills, an officer of the 103rd Illinois Infantry, describes the beauty of this cemetery in his memoirs, but also goes on to mention the destruction of the tombstones by the Union soldiers that were encamped in the town. In his memoirs, Wills talks of the 160 Confederate graves that bear no more than a little wooden marker on each grave, containing the initials of the soldier buried beneath it. Undoubtedly, these markers were used for firewood during the severe winter of    1863-64, and the names of the soldiers buried there have been lost to history. The cemetery still serves the resident families and descendants of former residents today.

 




* Note: Stained glass windows from the Methodist Church appear here courtesy of Cindy Emerson

La Grange United Methodist Church
Highway 57 at Poplar St.
Sunday Worship Services begin at 9:45 a.m. / Sunday School is held at 10:45 a.m.

La Grange Presbyterian Church
Services are now held at the new location, just west of the La Grange city limits on Highway 57.
21450 Highway 57, Moscow, TN 38057
Mailing address: P. O. Box 397, La Grange, TN 38046
Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., and Worship services are at 11:00 a.m.

21450 Highway 57, Moscow, TN 38057

Immanuel Episcopal Church
Second Street at Walnut St.
Worship Services held every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. / Annual Harvest Eucharist Services are held each Second Sunday in October at 11:00 a.m., with Picnic-on-the-Grounds afterwards.

 

Pine Hill Baptist Church
Main Street (Yager Drive)
Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m., with Sunday Worship Services held at 11:00 a.m.

 

 


 

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