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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Benjamin Bridges, Sr.

— Long Run Cemetery —

 
 
Benjamin Bridges, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2022
1. Benjamin Bridges, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Purchased the Lincoln 400 acre patent from Mordecai Lincoln, the 16th president's uncle, on January 12th, 1797 for $400. Bridges, a member of the church, permitted the Long-Run Baptist Church to use this acre-plus site. On July 4, 1954,(sic) he deeded it to the church's trustees.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is January 12, 1797.
 
Location. 38° 15.283′ N, 85° 24.78′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Old Stage Coach Road, 0.1 miles east of Long Run Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Long Run Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16106 Old Stage Coach Rd, Louisville KY 40245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ednum Gregg (a few steps from this marker); Handmade Stone (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Abraham Linkhorn (Lincoln) (within shouting distance of this marker); Warfield Young
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(within shouting distance of this marker); You Stand on Historic Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Run Massacre (approx. 1.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lincoln Institute Campus (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
More about this marker. A nearby marker says Bridges transferred the site to church trustees on July 4, 1834.
 
Also see . . .  Long Run Baptist Church and Cemetery (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination for the site, which was listed in 1975. (National Archives) (Submitted on August 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Benjamin Bridges, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2022
2. Benjamin Bridges, Sr. Marker
Benjamin Bridges, Sr. gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2022
3. Benjamin Bridges, Sr. gravestone
 
 
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 137 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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