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Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, September 1, 2015
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized 1811, first meeting house erected here, 1815. Howard Malcom, pastor and president of Georgetown College, urged relocation of church near college and lease of original site to black congregation, 1842. G. W. Dupee, a slave, was first official pastor; 19 have served church. Reuben Lee was pastor when present edifice built, 1870.

Presented by First Baptist Church

 
Erected 1982 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1716.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.757′ N, 84° 33.649′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jefferson Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling west on West Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 West Jefferson Street, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Payne-Desha House / Joseph Desha (1768-1842) (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (approx. 0.2 miles away);
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, September 1, 2015
2. First Baptist Church
Scott County, 1792 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remember the Raisin! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Royal Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Beginnings of George Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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