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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  This congregation was formed circa 1839. In 1885 they founded Wayman Institute to provide higher education for African American youth. The present Classical Revival building was erected in 1917 with much of the labor being provided by church members.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 46.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪, and the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series lists.
 
Location. 37° 45.757′ N, 84° 50.72′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on West Lexington Street (U.S. 68) just east of North College Street (U.S. 127), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 W Lexington St, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Harrod (within shouting distance of this marker); White Hall (within shouting
St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church
distance of this marker); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Marriage Temple (about 300 feet away); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (about 300 feet away); Bowman Memorial Gate (about 400 feet away); The Mansion of the Pioneer Memorial State Park (about 400 feet away); The Home of Rebecca Hart (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Additional keywords. Black Methodism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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