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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Washington Baptist Church Cemetery / Washington Baptist Cemetery

 
 
Washington Baptist Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Washington Baptist Church Cemetery Marker
Inscription.

Washington Baptist Church Cemetery
Site of Limestone Baptist Church (renamed Washington), organized in 1785 by Wm. Wood, first pastor. He and Arthur Fox, Sr., bought land from Simon Kenton and laid out Washington that year. Wood gave land for the church and cemetery. Church burned twice; not rebuilt after 1889. Part of Washington Historic District. See over.

Washington Baptist Cemetery
Buried here are pioneers, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers and-in a common grave-some 40 early Presbyterians of Washington and Murphysville. The first two Presbyterian pastors, Robert Wilson and Paradise Lost McAboy, are here; also Arthur Fox, Sr., Indian fighters Charles and James Ward, and Abigail H. Johnston, mother of Albert Sidney Johnston.
 
Erected 1981 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1696.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.838′ N, 83° 48.621′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is on Business U.S. 68 mile south of Clarks Run Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Washington Baptist Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Washington Baptist Cemetery Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: U.S. Highway 62, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Stage-Mail Route (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue (about 500 feet away); "Cane Brake" Visitor's Center (about 500 feet away); Simon Kenton Shrine (about 500 feet away); Washington Hall (about 800 feet away); Johnston Birthplace (about 800 feet away); "Washington Courthouse Site" (about 800 feet away); Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
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Washington Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Washington Baptist Church
Washington Baptist Church & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
4. Washington Baptist Church & marker.
Washington Baptist Church cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
5. Washington Baptist Church cornerstone
Washington Baptist Church & American Revolution plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
6. Washington Baptist Church & American Revolution plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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