The First Baptist Church celebrated the unveiling of their official historical maker this past Sunday in Henderson, Kentucky. The church is the oldest African American church in the county seat dating back to the pre-Civil War era. The Kentucky Historical Society awarded the historical marker to commemorate the everlasting impact that the church has had on the community and the entire Commonwealth. The church was established in 1840 and it has been in the same location since 1866. Many families including my maternal great grandparents attended this church in the late 18th century into the early 19th century before moving during the Great Migration.
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