New Providence Presbyterian Church

This 1862-64 house of worship is a Greek Revival building serving one of the oldest Presbyterian congregations in Kentucky. Begun in 1784 by the Rev. David Rice, the first Presbyterian minister in the state, the historic religious body erected this fourth church building on a prominent crest site along the old Wilderness Trail.

The Civil War greatly slowed its construction, and the steeple (non-characteristic of the building's historic style) is a somewhat recent addition. The initial church was named "New Providence" in gratitude for certain providential interventions in the early settlers' behalf. See historical highway markers.


New Providence Presbyterian Church
East side of US-127
(7 miles north of Harrodsburg)
3301 Louisville Road
Salvisa, KY 40330