“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  The First Presbyterian Church on Water Street in Lebanon, KY was built in the same year 1857. The construction of this church was started in 1854. This was known as the 5th church building. On July 5th, 1863, this church looked like the photo of it to the right, labeled #1, but before the day was done, the church had been blown apart by Gen. John Hunt Morgan. His cannon fire from the north part of town was hitting the church spires and roof. The cannon fire was falling short of it's target, the L&N Depot.

It was said after the war was over that the damage done to the church was about $5,300.00. The church asked the U.S. government to help pay for damage done to the building during the war, but they got nowhere with the letter they sent. So the building got repaired with the small amount of money they had. The building looked like photo #2 until it was torn down in 1935.
Erected by The City of Lebanon.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 1863.
Location. 37° 34.208′ 
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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N, 85° 15.301′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Kentucky, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Avenue and North Proctor Knott Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Martin Luther King Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon KY 40033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Kobert Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Burned (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Dr. Ben Spalding on July 5, 1863 (about 600 feet away); The Commissary Building (about 700 feet away); Union Commissary Building (about 700 feet away); The Maxwell House was Set on Fire by Morgan's Troops July 5th, 1863 (about 700 feet away); Knott of Lebanon (about 700 feet away); Eminent Theologian (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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