ABC 36 - Kentucky's Backroads, Tates Creek Baptist Church
Tates Creek Predestinarian Baptist
Tates Creek Video Outro
In May 1775 the first recorded religious service took place in Fort Boonesborough. The Tates Creek Baptist Church organized in 1783 and met in a stone building around Shallow Ford until it burned down around 1850. Some of the members gave some land to the church, and the present building now occupied was completed in 1851. In January 1786, Virginia passed the first act favoring the purposed separation of Kentucky from Virginia. In September 1786, a convention was held in Danville to determine if it was expedient to constitute Kentucky as a state. Several members of this church served as delegates to this convention. Tates Creek Baptist Church is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. It is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.