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Pilgrim Baptist Church

 
 
Pilgrim Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Pilgrim Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church was organized on the second Sunday in January 1872 by Reverend James Knox Polk and 16 charter members. Rev. Polk was pastor for 47 years until his death in 1918. First church located on Parrish St. (now Walnut St.) and converted to African American school. Present church built in 1892 on this site. Membership was over 900 at one time.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2239.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1872.
 
Location. 38° 8.801′ N, 84° 41.08′ W. Marker is in Midway, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Stephens Street and South Gratz Street, on the right when traveling east on East Stephens Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Stephens Street, Midway KY 40347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Midway Colored School (about 600 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); St. Matthew A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Christian Church, Midway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Midway Junior College — Pinkerton High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Midway Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Midway Freedman's School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Dudley Brown / Noted Horseman (approx. ¼ mile away); Morgan at Midway (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
The Pilgrim Baptist Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. The Pilgrim Baptist Church & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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