South Fork Baptist Church/Grave of Frontiersman
N 37° 30.217 W 085° 44.279
16S E 611546 N 4151490
Quick Description: Descriptions of how the church came to be and a man that is buried there.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2006 7:04:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMBAB
Seven persons baptized in Nolin Creek by Rev. Benjamin Lynn. He and Rev. James Skaggs founded South Fork Church ca. 1782. Organized as Separate Baptist Church with 13 members, it met at Phillips’ Fort; later moved to South Fork of Nolin. In the pas, Church has assumed philosophy of United, Separate, and Regular. Later split on slavery issue.
John Walters came to Phillips’ Fort ca. 1784. Commissioned lieutenant, 2nd regiment of Ky. Militia, by Governor Isaac Shelby, 1792. Was in local skirmishes, served under Col. Patrick Brown in 1792, and in War of 1812. Born in Pa., April 1770; died at his home, 2-1/2 miles south, April 1852. Buried at South Fork Church Cem., ½ mile west.