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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Home of Reverend David Rice and Early Minister Historical Marker

Home of Reverend David Rice in Kentucky
A few months ago we took a road trip down to Kentucky and passed through Greensburg. It's a beautiful area of the country and I really wish we had more time to explore it. We arrived at sunset, so our photographs are grainy due to the time of the day. Sorry about that! Hopefully in the future we can visit again during the daytime hours!

We stumbled upon the Home of Reverend David Rice and the Early Minister Historical Marker located on N. Main Street in Greensburg, Kentucky. Here's the information contained on the historical marker.

Home of Early Minister - Historical Marker
Home of Early Minister - Historical Marker in Greensburg Kentucky

Home of Rev. David Rice, founder of first Presbyterian churches west of Alleghanies, 1784. Born in Va., 1733; moved to Danville, Ky. in 1788 after having founded “Rice’s School,” or Transylvania Seminary near there, 1785. Member, State Constitutional Convention, 1792; urged gradual emancipation. Came here, 1798, forming in this area two churches. Died age 83.

By: 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways.

We're not familiar with the history of Kentucky, nor the history of the Presbyterian Church. We got online after our trip and found a website that gives you some great information and history on Reverend David Rice. We invite you to visit their website to learn more about him.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I would be interested in learning more about the founder of the Presbyterian church. The history of Kentucky would be something else which would be fascinating to me.