Cane Springs Primitive Baptist Church, KY 977, Richmond, Kentucky

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Cane Springs Primitive Baptist Church

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Richmond, Kentucky
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Madison County, Kentucky
State/province: Kentucky
Country: United States
Year built: 1812
Primary Style: A-Frame
Historic Function: Religious/Place of worship
Historic Function: Church
Other Historic Function: Church
Current Function: Religious/Place of worship
Current Function: Church
Other Current Function: Church
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Foundation: Stone

Richmond Madison County

Cane Springs Primitive Baptist Church, KY 977, Richmond, Kentucky
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National Register of Historic Places Information
Reference Number: 78001381


This Baptist church is one of the oldest existing houses of worship in Madison County. Organized on Muddy Creek in August 1803, the congregation was originally known as the Baptist Church of Christ. Elder David Chenault (1771-1831), a prosperous farmer on whose land the church was located, served as minister until 1830 when he began pastorial duties at White Oak Pond Christian Church.

Today, the exterior of the church building appears almost the same as it did when constructed in 1812. Part of its architectural significance is derived from the identifying feature of double entrance doors. Placed near the sides of the gable-end front, these doors are surrounded by jack arches. The white box cornice under the eaves contrasts with the red brick walls, having headers exposed every seventh course.

Inside remain the original oak pews, altar furniture, and a pulpit. The pulpit was formerly near the front entrance and was later relocated near the rear. Outside, the spring after which the church was named still flows.

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