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Burgin in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rev. John Rice

(1760~1843)

 
 
Rev. John Rice Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. Rev. John Rice Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Side 1
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.

Side 2
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.
 
Other nearby markers.

Rev. John Rice Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. Rev. John Rice Marker (Side 2)
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Gordon's Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neighbors-Governors / Mercer Governors (approx. 2 miles away); Gabriel Slaughter (approx. 2.8 miles away); Boone's Cave (approx. 2.9 miles away); John McMurtry’s Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Baptist Tabernacle of The Wilderness (approx. 4.6 miles away); Wilderness Revival (approx. 4.6 miles away); Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rev. John Rice. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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Rev. John Rice Grave - front image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. Rev. John Rice Grave - front
Sacred to the memory of Elder John Rice the venerable pastor of this church who departed this life March 19, 1843 in the 83rd year of his age. 58 of that time faithfully and usefully devoted to the Christian Ministry. "Now therefore, O our God hear the prayer of thy servant, his supplication cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary."
Rev. John Rice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
4. Rev. John Rice Marker
Rev. John Rice Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
5. Rev. John Rice Grave
Rev. John Rice Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
6. Rev. John Rice Grave
Rev. John Rice Grave - Back image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
7. Rev. John Rice Grave - Back
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   7. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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