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Near Edmonton in Metcalfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rev. Robert Stockton

 
 
Rev. Robert Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. Rev. Robert Stockton Marker
Inscription.  Site of the home and grave of this Revolutionary War chaplain and pioneer Baptist preacher. Born in Va., 1743. "Submitted to believer's baptism" in 1771. Captured by the British at Brandywine, 1777, and held prisoner two years. Came to this area, 1799. Stockton helped form Strawberry and Green River Baptist Associations of which he was moderator. He died here, 1824.
 
Erected 1974 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1496.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1743.
 
Location. 36° 59.372′ N, 85° 39.33′ W. Marker is near Edmonton, Kentucky, in Metcalfe County. Marker is at the intersection of Glasgow Road (U.S. 68) and John Ray Road, on the right when traveling north on Glasgow Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Glasgow Road, Edmonton KY 42129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Rev. Robert Stockton gravestone & Revolutionary War plaque. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Rev. Robert Stockton gravestone & Revolutionary War plaque.
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within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Stockton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Henry Newman (approx. 2½ miles away); County Named, 1860 (approx. 2½ miles away); Metcalfe County War Memorial (approx. 2½ miles away); Founder of Edmonton (approx. 2½ miles away); Dripping Springs (approx. 4.4 miles away); Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edmonton.
 
Stockton-Ray Cemetery (grave located here) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. Stockton-Ray Cemetery (grave located here)
Separate stone with information on Rev. Stockton. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
4. Separate stone with information on Rev. Stockton.
  Robert Stockton
Baptized by Samuel Harris, 1771
Captured in the Battle of Brandywine
and held prisoner for two years. Was
active in forming the Strawberry
Baptist Association of Virginia and
helped constitute 11 of the churches
composing that body. Constituted
Dripping Springs Baptist Church Feb. 3,
1798 and was chosen as it's first
pastor. Returned to Virginia 3 months
later and was chosen moderator of the
Strawberry Association for the 16th time.→
Separate stone (continued) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
5. Separate stone (continued)
Chosen 1st moderator of the Green
River Association. Joined Dripping
Springs Church Feb. 1800, moderator
of Green River Association 10 times.

Erected by the Green River Association
Revolutionary War Plaque mounted on grave marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
6. Revolutionary War Plaque mounted on grave marker.
View of area looking north on US Highway 68. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
7. View of area looking north on US Highway 68.
View looking south on US Highway 68 towards West Stockton Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
8. View looking south on US Highway 68 towards West Stockton Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Aug. 18, 2022