Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mead Memorial Methodist Church in Russell, KY

The church is located at the corner of Boyd and Houston streets in Russell, KY. It is named in honor of Henry Armstead Mead. Henry Mead was a wealthy, prominent farmer of Greenup county. He and his family were devout members of the Methodist Episcopal church, South.  He primarily attended Pond Run church, near his home, and was one of its trustees as early as 1858.  In later years he gave generously to and helped establish a Methodist Episcopal church at Russell, when the village was in its infancy, and that church became known as the Mead Memorial Church.

Henry Mead died on the 7th of June, 1897, at the age of ninety-two years.  The church he helped establish still stands, has an active congregation and is a town treasure.

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