Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

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Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site
Kentucky State Park
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Country United States
State Kentucky
County Monroe
Location
 - coordinates 36°40′40″N 85°42′27″W / 36.67778°N 85.70750°W / 36.67778; -85.70750Coordinates: 36°40′40″N 85°42′27″W / 36.67778°N 85.70750°W / 36.67778; -85.70750
 - elevation 804 ft (245 m) [1]
Area 20 acres (8 ha)
Established 1931 [2]
Managed by Kentucky Department of Parks
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Location in Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Website : Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site is a 20-acre (8.1 ha) park in Monroe County, Kentucky. It features the Old Mulkey Meetinghouse, a Baptist church built around the turn of the 19th century, and its adjacent cemetery. The site became part of the park system in 1931.[2]

The oldest log meetinghouse in Kentucky, it was built in 1804 during a period of religious revival. Many Revolutionary War soldiers and pioneers, including Daniel Boone's sister, Hannah, are buried there. The structure has twelve corners in the shape of a cross and three doors, symbolic of the Holy Trinity. The Old Mulkey Church, originally called the Mill Creek Baptist Church, was established by a small band of pioneer Baptists from North and South Carolina and led by Philip Mulkey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old Mulkey Meeting House State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Historic Sites". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 

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