Rev. John Rice
A Va. native, Rice served in the Illinois regiment under command of Col. George Rogers Clark during the American revolution. After the war, he brought his family to Ky. and settled on Shawnee run in Mercer Co. Ordained soon after he arrived, he became pastor of Shawnee run Baptist Church and served there the rest of his life.
During his ministry, Rev. Rice was stated pastor of nine churches and assisted in their constitutions. He ordained nine ministers & baptized about 3,000 people. In 1801, he assisted in forming a union between the Regular and Separate Baptists. Greatly beloved for his piety, faith, and usefulness, he was buried in the Shawnee Run Church cemetery.
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2431.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 47.106′ N, 84° 45.325′ W. Marker is in Burgin, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Shakertown Road (Kentucky Route 33), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located at Shawnee Run Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1490 Shakertown Road, Burgin KY 40310, United States of America.
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Also see . . . Rev. John Rice. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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