Second African Baptist Church

Second African Baptist Church (HM1YG1)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.294', W 85° 45.112'

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Side 1Second African Baptist Church, now Green Street Baptist Church, was formally organized here, Sept. 29, 1844. As was usual in the years of slavery, the founding members had the sponsorship of a protection committee, appointed by First Baptist Church (now Walnut Street). The first pastor was Elder George Wells, 1844-1850.
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The church was more than a religious experience for African Americans. It was also a school, a social center, and a training ground in group cooperation. In 1848 the church relocated to Green Street (now Liberty) and took its current name in 1860. Church moved to its new edifice at 519 East Gray Street, September 29, 1930. Over.
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HM NumberHM1YG1
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 609204 N 4234833
Decimal Degrees38.25490000, -85.75186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.294', W 85° 45.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 17.64" N, 85° 45' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 126 S 1st St, Louisville KY 40202, US
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