“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Old Mulkey Church

Old Mulkey Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 5, 2011
1. Old Mulkey Church Marker
Inscription. First church in this area located 200 yards from here. Formed, 1773, by Philip Mulkey, other settlers from Carolinas. Church grew till this larger house built in 1804. Building in form of the Cross, 12 corners for Apostles, 3 doors for Trinity. Daniel Boone's sister, Hannah, and Revolutionary War soldiers buried in graveyard.
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Dept. of Highways. (Marker Number 721.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 40.673′ N, 85° 42.239′ W. Marker is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Mulkey Road (State Highway 1446) and Corinth Church Road, on the right when traveling south on Old Mulkey Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Old Mulkey Park Road, Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Old Mulkey Church image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 5, 2011
2. Old Mulkey Church
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hannah Boone Pennington (here, next to this marker); Rev. W. E. Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Chism (approx. 1.3 miles away); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Monroe County World War II Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Monroe County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Morgan's First Raid (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle of Tompkinsville (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tompkinsville.
Regarding Old Mulkey Church. The second oldest log freestanding meeting house in Kentucky was built in 1804 during a period of religious revival.
Also see . . .
1. Mulkey Meeting House. This article appeared in The Kentucky Explorer in February, 1993 under the title, "Old Mulkey Church Was One Of Stateís Earliest Pioneer Churches." (Submitted on January 6, 2011.) 

2. Kentucky State Parks - Old Mulkey Church. The Old Mulkey Church was originally called the Mill Creek Baptist
Old Mulkey Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 5, 2011
3. Old Mulkey Church Cemetery
Church, established by a small band of pioneer Baptists from North and South Carolina led by Philip Mulkey. John Mulkey was the first preacher of record. (Submitted on January 6, 2011.) 
Additional comments.
1. History has a way of repeating itself.
While researching my fatherís family history, of which very little is known, to his amazement I discovered he is the 4th great grandson of Rev. Phillip Mulkey.

Although my father grew up in the moonshine drenched hills of North Ga., with very little, if any, Christian influence of note. He himself became an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal faith. Although not Baptist, Rev. Jimmy Ray is, Ďas his fathers before himí, refusing to follow the traditional route. His ordained faith is by all accounts very much within the same strict and unyielding requirements required by his Great Grandfather the Rev. Phillip Mulkey of the separatist movement.

Over two hundred years of growth, progress
Hannah Boone Pennington Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer
4. Hannah Boone Pennington Headstone
As mentioned in marker text.
and loss could not change who he is. With voiceless validity History has once again overcome and, in my family, completed yet another circle.

With all that I am,
Jeannie Ray Ingram, daughter of;
Rev.Jimmy Ray, son of;
Clair Mulkey, daughter of;
Jessie J. Mulkey, son of;
Lafayette J. Mulkey, Son of;
Benjamin W. Mulkey, son of;
James C. (J.C) Mulkey, son of;
Rev. Phillip Mulkey
    — Submitted August 21, 2011, by Jeannie Ingram of Ball Ground, Georgia.

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