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Near Adairville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Red River Meeting House

 
 
Red River Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Red River Meeting House Marker
Inscription. Three miles east on Hwy. 663 is the site of this early pioneer church which was organized by "A Society of Presbyterians" before 1789. Rev. James McGready took charge of the congregation in 1797. It was the site of the first known camp meeting in the U.S. in June 1800, which became known as the Great Revival of 1800. That marked the start of the Second Great Awakening, a major religious movement in the U.S.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 42.137′ N, 86° 51.692′ W. Marker is near Adairville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 431 and Schochoh Road (State Route 663), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 431. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adairville KY 42202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boyhood Home, 1793-1802 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jackson-Dickinson Duel (approx. 2 miles away); Dromgoole's Station (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tennessee / Kentucky
Red River Meeting House Marker looking south on U.S. 431 towards Adairville. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Red River Meeting House Marker looking south on U.S. 431 towards Adairville.
(approx. 4.3 miles away in Tennessee); Revolutionary War Widow (approx. 8.3 miles away); Governors' Corner (approx. 9.7 miles away); O'Bannon House (approx. 9.7 miles away); Townhouse of Maj. Richard Bibb (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adairville.
 
More about this marker. The marker was recently replaced.
 
Regarding Red River Meeting House. A great awakening is best described as when new religious thought is needed to address the needs of society. The First Great Awakening began in 1734 in Massachusetts as a way to return to Calvinism but also to encourage a personal relationship with God.

The Second Great Awakening strengthened the Methodists and Baptists and introduced the concept of religious camp meetings. New denominations (such as the Campbellites, Cumberland Presbyterians, Disciples of Christ, and Christian Church) were spawned. The site of the original meeting was at Red River Meeting House, northeast of Maulding's Fort, the first settlement in Logan County.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Red River Meeting House. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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