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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Presbyterian

 
 
First Presbyterian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. First Presbyterian Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1813, traditionally by the Rev. Gideon Blackburn, a pioneer minister and missionary to the Cherokee Indians. Present church building, not including later additions, was built during the period 1848-1852. Used as a hospital during severe epidemic that swept the camp of Confederates under Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest through the winter of 1861-62.
 
Erected 1967 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1045.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 51.868′ N, 87° 29.206′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East 9th Street (Kentucky Route 109) and Liberty Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the lawn on left side front of church obscured by a tree. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 East 9th Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Latham (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peace Park (about 600 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists"
Front of First Presbyterian Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Front of First Presbyterian Church.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1797 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .  First Presbyterian Church website. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionNative AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Front and side of First Presbyterian Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Front and side of First Presbyterian Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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