First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church (HM146H)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.965', W 84° 29.82'

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Founded 1784. Oldest congregation in continuous existence in city. Founders were hunting party members who selected city's site and named it Lexington in honor of first battle of the American Revolution. First pastor Adam Rankin's home, oldest house in Lexington at 317 South Mill St., built in 1784. Over

Abraham Lincoln attended several services during the pastorate of Robert J. Breckinridge, 1847-53, initiating a lifelong friendship. This building, sixth home of the congregation, designed by Elder Cincinnatus Shryock, completed in 1872. It was considered his Gothic masterpiece. Renovated in 2007; received preservation award.
HM NumberHM146H
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2277
Year Placed2008
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719626 N 4214255
Decimal Degrees38.04941667, -84.49700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.965', W 84° 29.82'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 57.90" N, 84° 29' 49.20" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 176 N Mill St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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