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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church

 
 
Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized ca. 1871 at home of Dinah Jarrett with 12 members. Named for founder, Moses Burks. On this site was first structure, frame church. Brick church built, 1874. In 1911, under the Rev. P. A. Nichols, present edifice was constructed. Rev. G. H. Matthews became pastor in 1960 and made many worthwhile improvements.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways, presented by The Gleaners Club, Catherine Means, Pres. (Marker Number 1518.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 4.737′ N, 88° 35.858′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Street and South 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on Ohio Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 635 Ohio St, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
of this marker. Col. Ed Murray's Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th of August (approx. 0.2 miles away); Global War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congressmen Representing First District Which Included Jackson Purchase, 1819-1995 (approx. 0.3 miles away); McCracken County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Old Judge Priest" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dolly McNutt Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 25, 2021