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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alexander Walters (1858-1917)

 
 
Alexander Walters (1858-1917) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Alexander Walters (1858-1917) Marker
Inscription.  This 24th bishop of A. M. E. Zion Church was born in Bardstown and educated under church auspices. Local A.M.E. Zion Church sponsored him for ministry. Licensed to preach, 1877; elected bishop, 1892. Served as president of National Afro-American Council and Pan African Conference. He was leader of National Negro Committee, which later became NAACP.
 
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1771.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church ⛪, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 37° 48.759′ N, 85° 27.743′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on East Brashear Avenue just west of North 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 E Brashear Ave, Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Alexander Walters (1858-1917) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Alexander Walters (1858-1917) Marker
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distance of this marker. Bardstown's First Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Church (about 400 feet away); “A Pretty Close Call” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salem Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twenty-Five Damned Yankees (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lafayette Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Fitch Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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