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Kentucky Historical Society marker to honor religious pioneer Henry Clay Morrison

Wednesday, 05 07, 2014

Janene Zaccone
502-564-1792, ext. 4490
janene.zaccone@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 7, 2014) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Henry Clay Morrison at 10 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 24, at Bristletown Road and Highway 63 in Glasgow.

 

Morrison was a Methodist preacher and pioneer of the Holiness movement. He was one of the country’s foremost evangelists of his day, editor of the Pentecostal Herald for 54 years and president of Asbury College in Wilmore. He founded Asbury Theological Seminary.

 

The marker notes Morrison’s significance to history on one side. The other side is dedicated to Morrison Park, the camp meeting site he started on the grounds of his boyhood home. The site in Barren County is one of the oldest and few remaining camp meeting sites in Kentucky.

 

The South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society is sponsoring the marker.

 

More than 2,200 historical markers statewide tell Kentucky’s history. More information about the marker application process, a database of markers and their text and the Explore Kentucky History app, a virtual tour of markers by theme, is at history.ky.gov/markers. KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

 

For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker Program coordinator, at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4474 or becky.riddle@ky.gov.

 

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The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.