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Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony for Pennsylvania Run Cemetary Scheduled for Memorial Day

Tuesday May 25, 2010

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
574-1204 / 645-1752

Louisville, KY – Members of the Pennsylvania Run Cemetery Association and Councilman James Peden (District 23) invite everyone to attend a dedication ceremony honoring the installation of a Kentucky Historical Marker in front of the Pennsylvanian Run Church and Cemetery (8404 Pennsylvania Run Road). The ceremony, which is scheduled for Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) at 2:00 p.m. with a reception at the church, immediately following the dedication.

The Pennsylvania Run Church was founded in 1789 by people of Scotch-Irish Heritage who moved to Kentucky from Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Run Church is the oldest Presbyterian Church in the Louisville area.  The current facility for the Pennsylvania Run Church was built in 1840 on the site of an earlier log building. The congregation of the church was divided by the Civil War as southern sympathizers eventually moved and formed the Beulah Presbyterian Church. The earliest grave in the Pennsylvania Run cemetery is marked 1795. Councilman James Peden used $20,000 in District 23 Neighborhood Development Funds to establish this historic marker, install new fences and  provide maintenance to older gravesites.

For more information on this ceremony, please contact the office of Councilman James Peden at 574-1123 or

James Peden (R) 23