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

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized as mission, New Bethel Church 1839; constituted as church Nov. 14, 1840. First met courthouse at 2nd and Kentucky; 1st building, 300 block Broadway; 2nd and 3rd buildings at 5th and Jefferson. Second building seized by Union army, 1861, for use as hospital during Civil War. Present, 4th, building dedicated May 9, 1965.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 868.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 4.325′ N, 88° 38.039′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Broadway Street east of Keiler Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2890 Broadway Street, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1937 Flood (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westminster United Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Israel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Immanuel Baptist
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. First Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Wacinton (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. 0.9 miles away); Linn Boyd Home — 1853 (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. First Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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