Note by Phyllis Brown: Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church is a small Baptist church in mid-western Marion County, Kentucky. It is in the heart of some of the prettiest land in the state. Stewart’s Creek, for which it is named, runs along highway 412 – and eventually into the Rolling Fork River – which takes you to the little area of St. Joe. My dad grew up in this area and knew well all the streams to fish and areas to hunt. We would seine for minnows and ‘crawdads’ in Stewart’s Creek to use for fish bait. Then we would drive to horseshoe bend, walk what seemed to me miles to get to just the right fishing spot on the river. Remote enough that we never saw another human being there! Sometimes we would get there before sunrise and eat our fried egg and bologna sandwiches with our poles in the water, watching the sun come up across the river. Unfortunately those days are long gone. My dad passed away in July of 1986 – his twenty-five year anniversary will be in a couple of months. But I still have those wonderful memories to pull out ever so often.
My grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins are buried at Stewart’s Creek. As you can see from the pictures it has some lovely views. The following are just a sample of the stones in this cemetery. If anyone is interested I have a CD for sale with pictures of all the stones and a listing of the names of those buried in this cemetery.
Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church
My dad’s parents – Jessie Delbert and Nannie Belle Coulter Hill
The lovely view from the top of the hill.
There is a mix of new stones and older stones.