Minerva in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Bracken Baptist Church
The church’s membership began to decline in 1850. The building was last used as a house of worship around 1900. The property was sold to a private citizen in 1930 for $280 and used as a tobacco barn. The property was donated to the Friends of Minerva historical group in 1996. Restoration of the building completed in 2005.
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2207.)
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 1793.
Location. 38° 42.357′ N, 83° 55.133′ W. Marker is in Minerva Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minerva KY 41062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castro-Metcalfe Duel (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dover Covered Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away); John Gregg Fee / Arnold Gragston (approx. 4.4 miles away); Liberty Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away in Ohio); Ripley and the Ohio River (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio); Camp Ripley / Camp Ammen (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio); Site of the Home of Senator Alexander Campbell (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio); Eliza’s Tale (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio).
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Travelling Church. “The Travelling Church was a large group of pioneering settlers in the late 1700s that emigrated from Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to the Kentucky District of Virginia. It was the largest group that migrated to the area in a single movement. The group was led by the Reverend Lewis Craig, one of three pastor sons of Toliver Craig Sr., and its core was his Baptist congregation.” (Submitted on July 8, 2019.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Disciples of Christ (Campbell Movement). “The Disciples of Christ (Campbell Movement) were (Submitted on July 8, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.