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Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church (Lexington, KY)

The Baptist Church was thought to have established the oldest African American congregation west of the Allegheny Mountains. The history dates back to 1790 when Rev. Peter Duerett founded the African Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. The name was changed to "Pleasant Green" in 1829. Today the church is located at 540 W. Maxwell Street in Lexington, Kentucky. For more see the church history website; see "A Short history of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Lexington" in Golden Jubilee of the General Association of Colored Baptists in Kentucky (1915), pp.249-252: and see Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, a BlackPast webpage.

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NKAA Source: Golden Jubilee of the General Association of Colored Baptists in Kentucky: the story of 50 years' work from 1865-1915 including many photos and sketches, compiled from unpublished manuscripts and other sources

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