|Photos of the Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church - Lexington, Ky.|
|Robert Jefferson Breckinridge|
Photo: Public Domain
A historic marker at the church, no. 1687, reads
This church was organized April 21, 1827, at nearby "Cabell's Dale," home of Mary Cabell Breckinridge, widow of John Breckinridge, U.S. Senator and Attorney General in Thomas Jefferson's cabinet. The original brick church, constructed in 1828 on this site, burned in 1925. Present building of similar design was dedicated in 1926. Presented by Kentucky Breckinridge Committee.
|Old Mt. Horeb Church, ca. 1898. Photo: KDL|
Between the time of the fire and the completion of the new church structure, the congregation met first under a tent on the church grounds. As winter set in, the congregation began holding services on November 1, 1925, at the Russell Cave school.
On October 3, 1926, "impressive services ... marked the dedication of the new building of historic Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church, five miles from Lexington. ... The edifice [is] a beautiful stone structure, described as one of the most attractive and completely equipped rural churches in the [Presbyterian] Synod."
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