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Stanford in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Earliest Church

 
 
Earliest Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. Earliest Church Marker
Inscription. The Stanford Presbyterian Church, founded 1788 on this site, on Old Wilderness Trail. Land given by Mary Briggs, sister of Gen. Benjamin Logan. Church moved to its present site, 1838; land given by Logan, one of founders. In 1797, David Rice, father of Presbyterianism in Kentucky, preached here. The original log church now part of this library building.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1234.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.735′ N, 84° 39.869′ W. Marker is in Stanford, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 150), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 348 Main Street, Stanford KY 40484, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilderness Road - Loganís Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Logan's Station or St. Asaph (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1780 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ottenheim (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pleasant Retreat
Earliest Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. Earliest Church Marker
Photo is looking east along Main Street, the Lincoln County Courthouse can be seen in the background.
(approx. 7.2 miles away); PFC William B. Baugh, USMC / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. 7.6 miles away); McKinney's Fort (approx. 7.6 miles away); Buford-Salter House (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stanford.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Stanford Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. Stanford Presbyterian Church
Current Presbyterian church building located about 5 blocks east of this marker.
Earliest Church Building image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
4. Earliest Church Building
The original log church lies within the current structure of the building and parts of the original structure can be seen from the inside of the building.
Old Presbyterian Meeting House plaque image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
5. Old Presbyterian Meeting House plaque
The Reverend David Rice was ministering to the Presbyterians at Logan's Station as early as January 1785, this log structure became their meeting hourse in the early 1790's. Dedication November 19, 2006
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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