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Columbia in Adair County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church

 
 
Columbia-Union Presyterian Church Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
1. Columbia-Union Presyterian Church Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Side 1
Active Presbyterian congregations formed early in the county’s settlement:1803 on Col. Casey’s farm & 1827 in Columbia. Church was built in 1857 and has had continuous services ever since. County and city congregations merged in 1912. Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church became the official name in 1925. Over

Side 2
The original sanctuary’s slave balcony was removed in 1885. Civil War involvement includes bullet molds found in the attic, a steeple/ lookout to watch for rebel raiders, and doors that were used as stretchers for the wounded in a skirmish with John Hunt Morgan’s troops in 1863. Limestone steps are original.
Sponsored by the City of Columbia

 
Erected 2007 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2243.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 6.072′ N, 85° 18.527′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Kentucky, in Adair County. Marker is at the intersection of Burkesville Street (Kentucky Route 80) and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Burkesville Street. Touch for map. Marker is at
Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church Marker (Side 2)
or near this postal address: 304 Burkesville Street, Columbia KY 42728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Male and Female School Site / Student Parking in the 1850s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adair County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Raids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jane Lampton Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adair County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Frank L. Wolford (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Door Was Left Open! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Lane Wolford (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Kentucky History article on church. (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Columbia-Union Presyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Columbia-Union Presyterian Church Marker
Church and street signs near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
4. Church and street signs near marker.
Area photo looking south on Burkesville Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
5. Area photo looking south on Burkesville Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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