Richwood in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Richwood Presbyterian Church
Services have been held by this old church continuously since it was founded in 1834 by Joseph Cabell Harrison, first pastor. He and cousin John Breckinridge in 1824 founded early religious paper in Ky. A cousin of Pres. William H. Harrison. Pastor's wife, Sophia Rice Harrison, a granddaughter of David Rice, father of Presbyterian Church in Ky. Harrisons buried here.
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1387.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 38° 53.952′ N, 84° 39.153′ W. Marker is in Richwood, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 338 and Richwood Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Route 338. Just past intersection of KY 338 with Chambers Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walton KY 41094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured Major John P. Gaines (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skirmish at Snow’s Pond (approx. 2 miles away); Boone County, 1798 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Walton CCC Camp Bean Ridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Walton Vernona Purple Heart Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Walton-Verona Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Hunt Morgan Escape Route (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 5.2 miles away).
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