Cartwright Grove Church

The Cartwright Grove Church was funded and built by the Trace Creek Baptist Church. Founded in 1824, Trace Creek is the oldest baptist church in the Purchase Area. When asked to consider the Cartwright Grove Church construction, the Trace Creek membership didn't hesitate. Several men & women stepped up. It took several church volunteers to complete the building tasks.

The foundation for the Cartwright Grove Church is built similar to the 1880's methods. The roof was built on the ground and lifted into place by a Greer Neon Sign crane. Keith Crouch had a fabulous idea to put a lighted cross atop the steeple. With the hospital within view, it was hoped that the cross would be a "beam of hope" for those in the hospital. Inside the church building you will find a wooden cross in the pulpit. Also displayed is a pump organ donated by the late Mike Williams & wife Gail Williams from Mike's parents, the late LT & Dorothy Williams home.

The church pews came from an old church in Mayfield that was selling their pews and pulpit furniture. The church was scheduled for demolition and Trace Creek felt it was a perfect way to preserve Mayfield history. So Trace Creek purchased the items and they were placed in the Cartwright Grove Church.