Old Concord Church
Old Concord Church was one of the original sites of the Kentucky Revival at the beginning of the 19th century. It was located north of Cane Ridge about 12 miles, and just south of the city of Carlisle, Kentucky. It was a Presbyterian church at one time whose minister, Barton W. Stone, led many to give up their creeds and man-made doctrines to take the Bible as their only guide for religious practice.
Subsequently, for years Concord was a Christian church. It was originally a log cabin, similar to what was built at Cane Ridge. Later a wood structure took its place. In the 1970's a storm came through destroying the structure, and the property now lies in ruins. There is a cemetery on the property, and it too has been allowed to be overgrown by weeds and undergrowth.
Though it did not receive the notoriety of Cane Ridge, it served the churches of Christ in that region for many, many decades. This website is dedicated to the memory of Old Concord and those who worked there to evangelize North Kentucky.
Grave Yard - Old Concord
Location Of Old Concord Church
Concord church was
ten miles northeast by east from Cane Ridge. It was on Taylor's
Creek three miles southeast of present Carlisle, Kentucky. The
meetinghouse was erected in 1793 on the lands of John Fowler. A
tract of ninety-three and a quarter acres on which the house was
located was conveyed by Fowler in 1802, "without any manner of
condition" to "Trustees of Concord Congregation and their
Successors" for the "consideration of the sum of Two Shillings," and
"the necessity and usefulness of religion to Civil Society."