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Minerva in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bracken Baptist Church

 
 
Bracken Baptist Church Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. Bracken Baptist Church Marker, side one
Inscription.  Church constituted in 1793 by the Rev. Lewis Craig, leader of the “Traveling Church.” Bracken Baptist Association also formed here in 1799. The congregation divided over slavery in 1805, with each faction having own pastor. Church again split in 1829 during the Campbell movement, which called for Biblical literalism.

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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.357′ N, 83° 55.133′ W. Marker is in Minerva, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is on Dover-Minerva Road (Kentucky
Bracken Baptist Church Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Bracken Baptist Church Marker, side two
Route 1235) just north of Minerva Tuckahoe Road (Kentucky Route 435). 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 a group arising during the Second Great Awakening of the early 19th century. The most
Bracken Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
3. Bracken Baptist Church and Marker
St. James Catholic Church is across the road in the distance.
prominent leaders were Thomas and Alexander Campbell. The group was committed to restoring primitive Christianity.” (Submitted on July 8, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Bracken Baptist Church, Minerva, Ky. image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
4. Bracken Baptist Church, Minerva, Ky.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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