Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The African Baptist Church
The African Baptist Church, now known as First Missionary Baptist Church, has been in continuous operation as a place of worship primarily for African Americans at the same location since 1866. The church has endured and strives to maintain spiritual leadership in the Henderson community.
Erected 2019 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2574.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 South Elm Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Formed, Named (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Park Fountain (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Workers Memorial (about 500 feet away); Henderson County Vietnam Veterans (about 500 feet away); They Served with Honor for Freedom (about 500 feet away); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (about 600 feet away); Confederate Raid on Newburgh (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
Also see . . . First Missionary Baptist celebrates 175 years. By Erin Schmitt in the Evansville, Ind. Courier & Press newspaper, posted May 30, 2015. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.