Richard C. Ricketts
Well-Known Minister In The
Lexington, Kentucky Area In The 19th Century
R.C. Ricketts was the first
full-time minister for the Georgetown Christian Church beginning
October 24, 1835. In the 1840s he
followed Elder Aylette Raines as
minister of the
Paris Church of Christ (Christian Church). He later served the church at
Midway, Kentucky. Upon the death of
L.L. Pinkerton, Ricketts was involved
in the devotional part of the funeral. Similarly, he assisted at the funeral of Robert Milligan. He preached revivals all over
Kentucky. Though a lesser-known name among RM leaders, he was much
loved and appreciated by the thousands who knew him.
Directions To The Grave Of R.C. Ricketts
Grave: Lexington Cemetery is one of the most
beautiful old cemeteries in America. It is located on West Main Street heading
away from downtown Lexington toward Leestown Pike. Turn right into the main
entrance past the office. Once inside the gates take the second turn to the left
that leads up to the front of the Clay Monument. Continue bearing left past the
Clay Monument onto West Main
Avenue. Follow the road on around past Section "D & H" At the end
of "H" turn right. "O" will be to your left and "H" to your right.
Nearly in the corner as you turn will be L.L. Pinkerton's grave.
Continue on until you come to the little triangle Section "S." You
will bear to the left of "S." Just as you see "S" to your right and
"O" to your left, stop. Look into Section "O" for the "Sayre"
monument. It will be a tall monument with a bronze statue of a man
inside the top of it. Go down behind the Sayre monument and you will
come to the Ricketts. Incidentally David A. Sayre and his wife Abby
V. Sayre were prominent
leaders in the church of Christ in Lexington in their day as well.
The Sayre's GPS Location is: N38 º03.505'
N38º 03.529' x WO 84º 30.604'
or D.d 38.05872322463918, -84.51014846563339
24 Ft. Accuracy
Grave Faces Southwest
Section O Lot 122
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To The Memory
Rev. R.C. Ricketts
Jan. 25, 1892
Peacefully At Rest