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Upper Benson Church

 
 
Upper Benson Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 30, 2015
1. Upper Benson Church Marker
Inscription. The earliest Presbyterian Church in Franklin County was built in 1795 on a site one mile to the east; Organized by Thomas Paxton and located on land owned by him. Services held in it until 1848. Reverend Samuel Shannon was its first Minister. Mr. Paxton and other from Upper Benson Church aided in founding The First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort in 1815.

Presented by The First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort

 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 595.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 6.009′ N, 84° 55.111′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on U.S. 127 0.1 miles north of Keaton Lane, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Renowned Congressman (approx. 2.8 miles away); Distinguished Officers - Alumni of Kavanaugh (approx. 4.5 miles away); Kavanaugh School (approx. 4.5 miles
Upper Benson Church Marker as seen from US 127 image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 30, 2015
2. Upper Benson Church Marker as seen from US 127
away); William H. Townsend (approx. 5.4 miles away); Labrot & Graham Distillery (approx. 6 miles away); A Civil War Reprisal (approx. 6.4 miles away); Franklin County, 1795 (approx. 6.4 miles away); Welcome to Kentucky's Capitol and Capital (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Regarding Upper Benson Church. Location of the church site is on private property inaccessible by road.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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