Christ Episcopal Church has been nestled at the corner of West Poplar and Mulberry streets for 160 years. Sunday, the congregation celebrates the anniversary with a special service.
On April 2, 1851, Bishop Benjamin Smith consecrated Christ Church in Elizabethtown. Through a friendship with Elizabethtown judge A.H. Churchill, uncle of the founder of Churchill Downs, Smith came to Elizabethtown and established the church.
Its design resembles churches speckled across the English countryside, the look the church’s designer was going for.