Rev. John Rice
A Va. native, Rice served in the Illinois regiment under command of Col. George Rogers Clark during the American revolution. After the war, he brought his family to Ky. and settled on Shawnee run in Mercer Co. Ordained soon after he arrived, he became pastor of Shawnee run Baptist Church and served there the rest of his life.
During his ministry, Rev. Rice was stated pastor of nine churches and assisted in their constitutions. He ordained nine ministers & baptized about 3,000 people. In 1801, he assisted in forming a union between the Regular and Separate Baptists. Greatly beloved for his piety, faith, and usefulness, he was buried in the Shawnee Run Church cemetery.
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2431.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Gordon's Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neighbors-Governors / Mercer Governors (approx. 2 miles away); Fairview (approx. 2 miles away); Gabriel Slaughter (approx. 2.8 miles away); Abraham Chapline Plantation / Rufus Henry Vandarsdall House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Boone's Cave (approx. 2.9 miles away); John McMurtry’s Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Muscoe Garnett House (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Rev. John Rice. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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