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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Presbyterian

 
 
First Presbyterian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. First Presbyterian Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1813, traditionally by the Rev. Gideon Blackburn, a pioneer minister and missionary to the Cherokee Indians. Present church building, not including later additions, was built during the period 1848-1852. Used as a hospital during severe epidemic that swept the camp of Confederates under Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest through the winter of 1861-62.
 
Erected 1967 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1045.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 36° 51.868′ N, 87° 29.206′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East 9th Street (Kentucky Route 109) and Liberty Street. Marker is on the lawn on left side front of church obscured by a tree. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 East 9th Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Front of First Presbyterian Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Front of First Presbyterian Church.
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Latham (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peace Park (about 600 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1797 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Edmunds Bronaugh (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Front and side of First Presbyterian Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Front and side of First Presbyterian Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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