Elisha Green

Elisha Green (HM1KON)

Location: Maysville, KY 41056 Mason County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 38.81', W 83° 46.115'

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Religious Leader

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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.

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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 Number1962
Year Placed1995
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 259055 N 4281223
Decimal Degrees38.64683333, -83.76858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.81', W 83° 46.115'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 48.6" N, 83° 46' 6.9" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-310 Maddox Alley, Maysville KY 41056, US
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