Little Muddy in Butler County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Little Muddy Community
Settled ca. 1800 by Rev. War veterans Thos. Carson, John Helm, & Matthew Kuykendall who received land grants for their service. These founders of Butler County served as first county surveyor, presiding justice of county court, and first sheriff. Community has been served by water grist mill built in 1811, a mercantile business est. 1890s, & a post office from 1893-1919. Over.
Thomas Carson donated land for a cemetery & Little Muddy Cumberland Presbyterian Church, organized in 1811 from camp meetings starting as early as 1805. Slave church members may have helped construct the brick building which served as church and Little Muddy Academy. Built in 1830, it is one of the oldest in the county. The frame church was built in 1860.
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 7.664′ N, 86° 39.331′ W. Marker is in Little Muddy, Kentucky, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Little Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Little Muddy Church Road, Morgantown KY 42261, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Hines (approx. 4.1 miles away); William S. Taylor (1853-1928) (approx. 6.9 miles away); Major Andrew Graff Hamilton (approx. 6.9 miles away); County Named, 1810 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Bishop John Monroe Moore (approx. 6.9 miles away); Maurice Hudson Thatcher (1870-1973) (approx. 7 miles away); Morgantown / Daniel Morgan (approx. 7 miles away); Granville Allen (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Kentucky History Society article about marker unveiling. (Submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.