Red River Meeting House
There are many things in the Logan County that can attract visitors from all the corners of the country and of the county. Although not many Logan County attractions are known to most individuals outside this county, there are some things that are worth visited and which may depict a picture of the trouble history of the Logan County Kentucky or the Kentucky State as a whole. Read on and find out more about the Red River Meeting House, one of the most popular Logan County attractions.
The Red River Meeting House carries along a great deal of symbolism as it was the place where the first religious camp meeting had had place in the United States and has represented the start of the Second Great Awakening from June 1800. Thus, this place has plenty of history that waits to be discovered by those interested in not only the history of the Logan County KY but also the event that influenced the history of the United States as well. The Red River Meeting House has become a symbol for the Second Great Awakening with the first meeting that had been organized there by reverend James McGready.
It is said that the first ever settlers in the area were of European descent and in particular the first family to ever settle here was Ambrose Maulding's family who came in the area in 1780 and remained there. The establishment was known as the Maulding's Station or Maulding's Fort and it featured a church built in the 1789-1792 period. This church is referred to by most people as the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the United States but it brokedown in 1856. A new church was built in a close location but which had however a similar fate by being demolished in 1929 due to disuse and deterioration. The Red River Meeting House and the Cemetery Association in the area were formed to raise money for building a new church, which was finished in 1994. The site is nowadays listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been so ever since 1976.
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