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Midway in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

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 in a direct line); St. Matthew A.M.E. Church
The Pilgrim Baptist Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. The Pilgrim Baptist Church & Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Christian Church, Midway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Midway Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Dudley Brown / Noted Horseman (approx. ¼ mile away); Morgan at Midway (approx. ¼ mile away); "Sue Mundy" Here (approx. ¼ mile away); Midway Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
 
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 206 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 28, 2022