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Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fourth Street Baptist Church

 
 
Fourth Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Fourth Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1830, a Baptist church began in a log cabin-house, which was provided for Black worshipers by Philip Thompson. The congregation was first led by Black Baptist Minister Oliver Potts. The Black Baptist Church was founded after the Civil War & in 1866 was named Fourth Street Baptist Church. It is the oldest African American church in Daviess County.
 
Erected 2020 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2620.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 46.337′ N, 87° 7.19′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is on West 4th Street east of Poplar Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 821 West 4th Street, Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. and Mrs. Clay E. Simpson, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); The African American Community in Owensboro
Fourth Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Fourth Street Baptist Church Marker
Church and marker (right), as seen from across West 4th Street.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Born With a Purpose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Early Civil Rights Cases in Owensboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Kendall-Perkins Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Trinity Centre Parking Area (approx. ¼ mile away); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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