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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.

"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."

"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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