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Scottsville in Allen County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church

 
 
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
1. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
Congregation founded 1801. Services held, uninterrupted, except for a Sunday in Nov. 1862, because of "Army passing down the pike and the house having sick soldiers in it." Called "Difficult" and located near Big Difficult Cr. whose name chosen because fords on creek were hard to predict. By 1810 permanent church built and renamed Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Church
Church constituted by Elders John Hightower, Alexander Devin, Joseph Logan and eight members: James and Margaret Atwood, Wm. and Dorcas Strait, Wm. and Mary Thos., Polly Richey and Thos. Spillman. Elder Joseph Logan was first pastor. Slaves were members, 1819. Church voted to erect new house of worship, 1847; present edifice built, 1910.

Presented by Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

 
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2064.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1862.
 
Location. 36° 46.736′ N, 86° 9.449′ W. Marker is in Scottsville, Kentucky, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Glasgow Road (Old U.S. 31E) and Durham Spring Road, on the left when traveling north on Old Glasgow Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2910 Old Glasgow Road, Scottsville KY 42164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scottsville, 1862 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jacksonian Hotel (approx. 2.6 miles away); Morgan in Scottsville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Action (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lilly’s Artillery (approx. 2.6 miles away); County Named, 1815 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Scottsville Public Spring (approx. 2.6 miles away); A City of Tents (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsville.
 
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church Marker (Side 2)
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
3. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 176 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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