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Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church

 
 
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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 & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2064.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church Marker (Side 2)
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 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacksonian Hotel (approx. 2.6 miles away); Morgan in Scottsville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Action (approx. 2.6 miles away); County Named, 1815 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Scottsville Public Spring (approx. 2.6 miles away); Trammel Fork Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Mt. Union Church / M.J. Bonner (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fountain Run World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsville.
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 6 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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