Columbia in Adair County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church
Active Presbyterian congregations formed early in the county’s settlement:1803 on Col. Casey’s farm & 1827 in Columbia. Church was built in 1857 and has had continuous services ever since. County and city congregations merged in 1912. Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church became the official name in 1925. Over
The original sanctuary’s slave balcony was removed in 1885. Civil War involvement includes bullet molds found in the attic, a steeple/ lookout to watch for rebel raiders, and doors that were used as stretchers for the wounded in a skirmish with John Hunt Morgan’s troops in 1863. Limestone steps are original.
Erected 2007 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2243.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 6.072′ N, 85° 18.527′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Kentucky, in Adair County. Marker is at the intersection of Burkesville Street (Kentucky Route 80) and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Burkesville Street. Click for map. Marker is at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Male and Female School Site / Student Parking in the 1850s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adair County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Raids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jane Lampton Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adair County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Frank L. Wolford (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Door Was Left Open! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Lane Wolford (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . Explore Kentucky History article on church. (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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