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Versailles in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Big Spring Church

 
 
Big Spring Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2021
1. Big Spring Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized as Baptist congregation in 1813. Present building erected, 1819. Their first preacher, Jacob Creath, Sr., was called greatest orator in the West by Henry Clay. With his able guidance the church grew and prospered. Under Creath's leadership the members became followers of Alexander Campbell's doctrines and changed to Christian Church. Restoration began in 1970.
 
Erected 1974 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1511.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 38° 3.097′ N, 84° 43.895′ W. Marker is in Versailles, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is on Rose Hill Avenue (U.S. 62) west of Granducci Alley, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Rose Hill Avenue, Versailles KY 40383, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sen. Joseph C. S. Blackburn (within shouting distance of this marker); Watkins Tavern
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodford County Courthouses (about 500 feet away); Woodford County, 1789 / County Named (about 700 feet away); Randall Lee Gibson / Jerome Bonaparte Robertson (about 700 feet away); Woodford County's Civil War Generals (about 700 feet away); Freemasonry in Versailles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Rose Hill Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Regarding Big Spring Church. The Woodford County Historical Society now owns the building, which now serves as a genealogical library and a local history museum.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Big Spring Church (PDF). National Register of Historic Places inventory-nomination form and photographs. (Submitted on April 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Big Spring Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2021
2. Big Spring Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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