Leitchfield in Grayson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Shaw's Station / Beaver Dam Creek Baptist Church
Named for Benham (Bonum) Shaw, this pioneer settlement (today's Leitchfield) was located at the headwaters of Beaver Dam Creek. This station was a stop along the important trail which ran from settlements at Nashville, Tenn., northward to Louisville, Ky. Shaw was pioneer in Severn's Valley, ca.1779. A creek in present-day Elizabethtown also bears his name.
Now known as First Baptist Church of Leitchfield, Beaver Dam Creek Baptist Church was constituted May 29, 1804; became member of Salem Assoc. Later joined Goshen Assoc. upon its formation in 1817. Pioneer Benham Shaw was deacon at Beaver Dam Creek Baptist Church.
Grayson County Tourism Commission.
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1980.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 29.151′ N, 86° 16.489′ W. Marker is in Leitchfield, Kentucky, in Grayson County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Elizabethtown Road, Leitchfield KY 42754, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leitchfield Landmarks (approx. one mile away); Jack Thomas House (approx. one mile away); Courthouse Named, 1810 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grayson County World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grayson County Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grayson County WWI War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Explore Kentucky History about Shaw's Station. (Submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.