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Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Simpsonville Methodist Church

 
 
Simpsonville Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2022
1. Simpsonville Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 38° 13.426′ N, 85° 21.489′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is on 1st Street south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 1st St, Simpsonville KY 40067, 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. Old Stone Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Capt. John Simpson (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lincoln Institute Campus (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thelma L. Stovall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ednum Gregg (approx. 3.7 miles away); Benjamin Bridges, Sr. (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Regarding Simpsonville Methodist Church.
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Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
Methodists in area served by circuit rider W.B. Kavanaugh from 1838-1840. First church built on this site in 1840 was brick with two frontdoors and the altar and pulpit between the doors at the front of the church. Pews were elevated. 32 members in 1842. Present structure built in 1876 at a cost of $7500. 210 members from 1877-80. Known as Methodist Episcopal Church South at time of construction,

 
Also see . . .  Simpsonville Methodist Church (PDF). National Register nomination for the church, which was listed in 1988. (National Archives) (Submitted on August 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Simpsonville Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2022
2. Simpsonville Methodist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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