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Near Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rev. Valentine Cook (1763-1822)

 
 
Rev. Valentine Cook (1763-1822) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
1. Rev. Valentine Cook (1763-1822) Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer Methodist preacher who settled on Muddy River in 1806 where Camp Meeting was held, 1800. A teacher, orator and organizer of churches, he attended Cokesbury College in Md. and began ministry, 1788. Presiding Elder of Cumberland Dist., 1798. . Married Tabitha, niece of Governor Slaughter, same year. Buried near Camp Meeting site.
Presented by Rena Milliken

 
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1761.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 52.741′ N, 86° 49.949′ W. Marker is near Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Proctor Mill Road (State Road 1588) and J. R. Williams Road, on the right when traveling east on Proctor Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russellville KY 42276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Rev. Valentine Cook (1763-1822) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
2. Rev. Valentine Cook (1763-1822) Marker
. Cedar House (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Littlejohn Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); "Elmwood" (approx. 3.7 miles away); A Civil War Skirmish / A Future President (approx. 3.7 miles away); Governor's Corner (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ken Barrett Field (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rhea Stadium (approx. 3.8 miles away); Russellville (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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