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Near Argillite in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Greenup Association of Baptists

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
1. Greenup Association of Baptists Marker
Inscription.  In the log meeting house of Palmyra Baptist Church, once located near here, Greenup Association was formed in 1841. John Young (1764–1855), early settler on Little Sandy River and Palmyra’s pastor, enlisted two other churches from across Ohio River to form association. By 1991, its sequicentennial year, original three churches had grown to fifty.
 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways, and Greenup Association of Baptist Churches. (Marker Number 1973.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 27.808′ N, 82° 50.392′ W. Marker is near Argillite, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 207 and Sandsuck Creek Road, on the left when traveling south on State Route 207. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Argillite KY 41121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. E. K. Railway (approx. 2 miles away); Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Greenup Association of Baptists Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
2. Greenup Association of Baptists Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Buffalo Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.8 miles away); E. K. Railway – Hunnewell (approx. 3.4 miles away); Grave of Lucy Virgin Downs (approx. 3˝ miles away); Laurel Furnace / Iron Made In Kentucky (approx. 3˝ miles away); Hopewell Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Grave of Lucy Virgin Downs (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Greenup Association. The history of the Greenup Association begins on page 546 of the 1886 book A History of Kentucky Baptists, Volume II by J. H. Spencer. Excerpt: “According to a tradition among his descendants, when Mr. Young met a council of the Indian tribe to which he was sent, he was received in a friendly manner by all except a fierce young warrior, who walked back and forth, in a very angry mood, with a huge knife in his hand. Finally the missionary induced him to sit down by him; they smoked together, and peace was made. As to how long Mr. Young remained among the Indians, or what degree of success attended his labors, we have no knowledge.” (Submitted on November 14, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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