Columbia in Adair County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church
Active Presbyterian congregations formed early in the county’s settlement: 1803 on Col. Casey’s farm & 1827 in Columbia. Church was built in 1857 and has had continuous services ever since. County and city congregations merged in 1912. Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church became the official name in 1925. Over
The original sanctuary’s slave balcony was removed in 1885. Civil War involvement includes bullet molds found in the attic, a steeple/ lookout to watch for rebel raiders, and doors that were used as stretchers for the wounded in a skirmish with John Hunt Morgan’s troops in 1863. Limestone steps are original.
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2243.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
Location. 37° 6.072′ N, 85° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Burkesville Street, Columbia KY 42728, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Male and Female High School Site / Student Parking in the 1850s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adair County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Raids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jane Lampton Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adair County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Frank L. Wolford (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Door Was Left Open! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Lane Wolford (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . Explore Kentucky History article on church. (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 2. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 4, 5. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.