Elisha Green - Religious Leader
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member OmegaLimit
N 38° 38.809 W 083° 46.116
17S E 259053 N 4281221
Quick Description: A marker commemorating the life of Elisha Green, an early leader in the Kentucky African-American community.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2009 11:43:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM7G5H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ReedKyCacheFinders
Views: 11

Long Description:
This marker is located on the "old hill" in Maysville, KY. There is a small monument dedicated to Elisha Green nearby.

The marker text follows.

Front:
"Born into slavery in Bourbon County, Elisha Green grew up in Mason County at "Glen Alice" farm outside Maysville. He later purchased freedom for himself and part of his family. A spiritual leader, he helped form African American Baptist churches in Maysville and Paris, Ky., and preached to many congregations."

Back:
"Elisha Green, Religious Leader - Believing freedmen needed to own land, Green and a white landowner founded African American community near Paris. Politically active, he was chosen a vice president of the Ky. Negro Republican Party at Lexington convention in 1867. He remained a dynamic force in Baptist churches in Maysville and Paris until his death in 1889. Over."
Marker Name: Elisha Green - Religious Leader

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number (for official markers): 1962

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways


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