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Upper Benson Church

 
 
Upper Benson Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 30, 2015
1. Upper Benson Church Marker
Inscription.  The earliest Presbyterian Church in Franklin County was built in 1795 on a site one mile to the east; Organized by Thomas Paxton and located on land owned by him. Services held in it until 1848. Reverend Samuel Shannon was its first Minister. Mr. Paxton and other from Upper Benson Church aided in founding The First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort in 1815.

Presented by The First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort

 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 595.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1795.
 
Location. 38° 6.009′ N, 84° 55.111′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on U.S. 127 0.1 miles north of Keaton Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker,
Upper Benson Church Marker as seen from US 127 image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 30, 2015
2. Upper Benson Church Marker as seen from US 127
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measured as the crow flies. Renowned Congressman (approx. 2.8 miles away); Kavanaugh School (approx. 4˝ miles away); Distinguished Officers - Alumni of Kavanaugh (approx. 4˝ miles away); William H. Townsend (approx. 5.4 miles away); Labrot & Graham Distillery (approx. 6 miles away); History of Memorial Project (approx. 6.2 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 6.2 miles away); Kentucky National Guard Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Regarding Upper Benson Church. Location of the church site is on private property inaccessible by road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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