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St. Matthews in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Beargrass Baptist Church

 
 
Beargrass Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Beargrass Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Site of first known church in greater Louisville area; formed Jan. 1784, by John Whitaker, aided by James Smith. It served until 1842, when members dispersed among Beargrass Christian Church and others. Whitaker helped found most early churches near city. In 1780, he and son, Aquilla, were in George Rogers Clark's campaign against Indians.
Presented by Kentucky Baptist Historical Society.

 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1544.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 15.038′ N, 85° 37.751′ W. Marker is in St. Matthews, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60) west of Bowling Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY 40207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Beargrass Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Beargrass Baptist Church Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlawn Race Course (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Floyd's Grave (approx. 1.1 miles away); Floyd's Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Charles Floyd (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort William / Col. William Christian (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gilman's Point / St. Matthews (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lyndon (approx. 1˝ miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Matthews.
 
Also see . . .  History of Beargrass | A 200 Year Legacy. From church website. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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