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Near Buffalo in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grave of Frontiersman / South Fork Baptist Church

 
 
Grave of Frontiersman side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Grave of Frontiersman side of the marker
Inscription.  
Grave of Frontiersman. John Walters came to Phillips' Fort ca. 1784. Commissioned lieutenant, 2nd Regiment of Ky. Militia, by Governor Isaac Shelby, 1792. Was in local skirmishes, served under Col. Patrick Brown in 1792, and in War of 1812. Born in Pa., 1770; died at his home, 2-½ miles south, April 1852. Buried at South Fork Church Cem., ½ mile west.

South Fork Baptist Church. Seven persons baptized in Nolin Creek by Rev. Benjamin Lynn. He and Rev. James Skaggs founded South Fork Church ca. 1782 Organized as Separate Baptist Church with 13 members, it met at Phillips' Fort; later moved to South Fork of Nolin. In the past, church has assumed philosophy of United, Separate, and Regular. Later split on slavery issue.
 
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1114.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers

South Fork Baptist Church side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. South Fork Baptist Church side of the marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location. 37° 30.218′ N, 85° 44.276′ W. Marker is near Buffalo, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is on Airline Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2380 Airline Rd, Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nancy Lincoln Inn (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Boundary Oak (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sinking Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Memorial Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Sinking Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (approx. 1.9 miles away); An Enduring Symbol (approx. 1.9 miles away); An Idyllic Frontier Scene (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Grave of Frontiersman / South Fork Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
3. Grave of Frontiersman / South Fork Baptist Church Marker
Grave of John Walters image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
4. Grave of John Walters
Grave of John Walters image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
5. Grave of John Walters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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