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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wilderness Revival

 
 
Wilderness Revival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. Wilderness Revival Marker
Inscription. Scene of the first of a series of religious revivals conducted in Kentucky during April and May of 1776. The Rev. Thomas Tinsley, a Baptist minister, was assisted by William Hickman in meetings held here under a spreading elm tree. The tree was only a short distance from "Big Spring," where Capt. James Harrod and men started Kentucky's first settlement.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1530.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 45.78′ N, 84° 50.14′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on East Lexington Street (U.S. 68) east of Woodland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 427 East Lexington Street, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Baptist Tabernacle of The Wilderness (here, next to this marker); Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Harrod (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin
Wilderness Revival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. Wilderness Revival Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln Marriage Temple (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (approx. 0.6 miles away); Osage Orange Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Harrod (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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