Street Address
561 Hwy 138
Denmark, TN 38391
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 50
Denmark, TN 38391
phone: 731-427-7897
fax: 731-427-7897
By Appointment
Ebenezer Church building open by appointment.
No charge for church and school groups.
Billy J. King, President
phone: 731-427-7897
Tim Batross, Staff Member
phone: 731-499-1779
Harriet E. Coburn, Secretary
phone: 731-668-1070


The Big Black Creek Historical Association, Inc. was formed to identify, preserve, and promote historical and cultural sites within eastern Haywood and western Madison Counties in Tennessee including the communities of Denmark, Leighton, Mercer, and Woodland. Restoration of the Denmark Presbyterian Church is underway with a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Madison County. Neglected family cemeteries are being restored and readings published for genealogists searching for family roots. A driving tour is being developed, and guided tours are available on request. Originally settled by farmers looking for better land to grow cotton, many farms have remained in the same family over 100 years. Recognizing these farms through the Tennessee Century Farms Program is a current project raising awareness of the significance of an agricultural area that was on the leading edge of the great westward movement in U.S. history. Future projects include restoring Booker Knob School at Leighton and replacing the roof on the Ebenezer Cumberland church building in Mercer.


All contributions to the BBCHA are invested in the restoration of historic sites in these areas.


BBCHA was formed in 2006 and has gained the enthusiastic support of area residents as well as non-residents who visit. Projects have been accomplished with donations and grants.

Artifacts Collections

Collections include items associated with farm life, military service (primarily Civil War), churches, and cemeteries.

Educational Programs

BBCHA will tailor presentations, exhibitions, and tours for the audience. There is no charge for school or church groups although donations are accepted.


The Big Black Creek Historical Association, Inc. is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors.


Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes


BBCHA has a monthly newsletter. Quarterly reports comply with IRS regulations.

  • Monthly newsletter