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

Second Christian Church, Midway

 
 
Second Christian Church, Midway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Second Christian Church, Midway Marker
Inscription.  Early African American Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation established before the Civil War. While still a slave, Alexander Campbell served as first pastor. A log building on property of the Kentucky Female Orphan School was replaced by a frame church, c.1872. Present brick church completed in 1906.
Presented by Second Christian Church, Midway.

 
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2189.)
 
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.
 
Location. 38° 8.722′ N, 84° 40.902′ W. Marker is in Midway, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is on Smith Street south of East Stephens Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Smith 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. Pilgrim Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Midway Christian Church
The Historic Second Christian Church & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. The Historic Second Christian Church & marker.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Matthew A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan at Midway (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Sue Mundy" Here (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edward Dudley Brown / Noted Horseman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Midway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Midway Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Regarding Second Christian Church, Midway. The original church was split off of Midway Christian Church and was the oldest black church organized in the nation, forming in 1852.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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