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Hazard in Perry County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mountain Missionary

 
 
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Photographed By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Mountain Missionary Marker
Inscription.  Rev. Asbel S. Petrey, born 1866, Whitley County, Ky. Ordained, 1891. Came here 1897, organized First Missionary Baptist Church of Hazard, 1898. Founder, 1902, and President of Hazard Baptist Institute, a public school since 1941. He organized 12 churches in area. Pastor of Petrey Memorial Baptist Church, 1922-40. Filled other pulpits until death, 1953.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 703.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 37° 15.336′ N, 83° 11.652′ W. Marker is in Hazard, Kentucky, in Perry County. Marker is on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hazard KY 41701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Perry County, 1821 (approx. half a mile away); Founder of Hazard (approx. half a mile away); Uncle Ira (approx. 4.7 miles away); Cordia School
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(approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Leatherwood (approx. 11 miles away); Salt Works (approx. 11 miles away); Mothers and Babies (approx. 11.8 miles away); Leslie County (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hazard.
 
Mountain Missionary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Mountain Missionary Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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