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Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church / Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  
Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church
Six emancipated slaves formed this congregation in 1871. Three years later it was fully organized: the church erected in 1878. Membership grew as African Americans searched for religious & cultural experiences. Tradition holds that Dr. George Washington Carver spoke to local farmers here in 1909. First site of the area's Rosenwald School.

Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Cemetery
Oldest marked grave is from 1873, although there may be earlier unmarked graves in the cemetery. Among those buried here are veterans who served from the Civil War through Desert Storm. The church has played a vital role in shaping the community of Pleasant Ridge & the lives of its citizens.
 
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society andKentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2403.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Cemetery Marker
Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 36.586′ N, 86° 59.681′ W. Marker is in Utica, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 764 just south of U.S. 231, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3723 State Route 764, Utica KY 42376, 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. Bethabara Baptist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Panther Creek Battle (approx. 8˝ miles away); This Marks the Spot Where (approx. 8˝ miles away); Union Camp Site / McLean County Recruits, Co. D 35 Regt. KY. Vol. Mounted Inf. (approx. 9.7 miles away); Daviess County (approx. 9.7 miles away); First Bridge (approx. 11.8 miles away); Site of Fort Hartford (approx. 11.8 miles away); Livermore Bridge (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
 
Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church / Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
3. Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church / Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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