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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wilderness Revival

 
 
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By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. Wilderness Revival Marker
Inscription.  Scene of the first of a series of religious revivals conducted in Kentucky during April and May of 1776. The Rev. Thomas Tinsley, a Baptist minister, was assisted by William Hickman in meetings held here under a spreading elm tree. The tree was only a short distance from "Big Spring," where Capt. James Harrod and men started Kentucky's first settlement.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1530.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1776.
 
Location. 37° 45.78′ N, 84° 50.14′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on East Lexington Street (U.S. 68) east of Woodland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 427 East Lexington Street, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Baptist Tabernacle of The Wilderness (here, next to this marker); Muscoe Garnett House
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By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. Wilderness Revival Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Lucy Newton Cogar House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Big Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Big Spring" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isaac Hipple House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson / Wickliffe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodsland (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 18, 2021