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Near Lancaster in Garrard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Traveling Church

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
1. The Traveling Church Monument
Inscription.  On this site in 1781 Pastor Lewis Craig and Capt. Wm. Ellis and members of the Upper Spotsylvania Virginia Baptist Church established the first church west of the Alleghany Mountains, which is known as the Traveling Church
 
Erected by Lancaster Baptist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 37° 34.138′ N, 84° 32.799′ W. Marker is near Lancaster, Kentucky, in Garrard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lancaster Road (Kentucky Route 39) and Perkins Lane, on the left when traveling north. marker is on hilltop behind Gilbert Creek Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4019 Crab Orchard Rd, Lancaster KY 40444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walker Foxhounds (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pleasant Retreat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lancaster Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Garrard County Veterans Memorial (approx.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
2. The Traveling Church Monument
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3.9 miles away); Garrard County, 1797 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Captain William Early Buford (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bradley Kincaid (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
3. The Traveling Church Monument
Gilbert Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
4. Gilbert Creek Baptist Church
The marker can be found through the gap at the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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