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      Editor's note: The following is a description of the first sermon preached on Kentucky soil. It was by a Baptist frontier preacher. Jim Duvall
     "On a bright Sunday morning, April, 1776, the sound of horn called the little settlement of Harrodstown together. The whole population of Kentucky did not amount to one hundred, and as yet but ten women had ventured into the wilderness. Beneath a wide expanding elm tree little groups were collected. Dressed in their hunting shirts, leggins and moccasins they were seated or stretched upon the grass, silently watching the movements of two strangers who sat near the tree. Soon arose the younger of the two. He lifted his voice in earnest prayer, and then reading from the book of God, 'Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his,' proclaimed the glorious gospel of the blessed God. When he closed the other took up the theme." (Samuel H. Ford)

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Histories of Baptist Churches of Various Counties are farther down.


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A History of Kentucky Baptists, Volume I
By J. H. Spencer, 1885
A History of Kentucky Baptists, Volume II
By J. H. Spencer, 1885

Kentucky Baptist History 1770-1922
By William D. Nowlin, D.D., 1922

History of the Kentucky Baptists
The Christian Repository, 1856-58
A series by Samuel Howard Ford

Kentucky Baptists
The Baptist Encyclopedia, 1881

History of Early Kentucky Baptists
By Albert M. Newman, 1894

A History of Kentucky Baptists
By John T. Christian, 1926

A History of Ten Baptist Churches
By John Taylor, 1823

More added.
History of the Churches of Boone's Creek
Baptist Association of Kentucky

By S. J. Conkwright, 1923

History of the Elkhorn Baptist Association
1785-1885
Basil Manly, Jr., R. M. Dudley and J. E. Farnam

Elkhorn Baptist Association Documents
A Collection of this Association's Documents

Baptist Education in Kentucky's Jackson Purchase
By R. Charles Blair

Kentucky Baptists
The Baptist Memorial and Monthly Chronicle
By J. M. Peck, 1842

The Condition of the Baptist Cause in Kentucky in 1837
Jubilee Volume, General Association of Baptists
By James A Pendleton, 1887

The Early Baptist Churches of Kentucky
Jubilee Volume, General Association of Baptists
By William M. Pratt, 1887

Baptists in Kentucky
By David Benedict, 1813

Early Customs of Kentucky Baptists
The Character of their Preaching

A History of Kentucky Baptists
By J. H. Spencer, 1885

The Travelling Church
By George W. Ranck, 1891

A History Of The Muhlenberg County Baptist Association (KY)
"Historical Background"
By William L. Winebarger

Muhlenberg County (KY) Baptist Association
Histories of the Local Churches, 1966


Early African-American Baptists in Kentucky
J. H. Spencer, 1885

Slavery Issues in the Kentucky Baptist Churches
Facts Posted from Different Documents - latest 6.29.07
By James R. Duvall

Subscribers' Names from Kentucky for
The History of Baptism

By Robert Robinson, 1790 - London
[Edited by David Benedict, 1817]

Subscribers' Names from Northern Kentucky for
A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America,
and other parts of the World,

By David Benedict, 1813


KENTUCKY COUNTY CHURCH HISTORIES
[There are histories from 25 counties in Kentucky.]

Early Records of the Elkhorn Baptist Association
By Samuel H. Ford

Early History of the Elkhorn Baptist
Association (1785-1880)

Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists

History of the Boone's Creek
Baptist Association, 1823-1923

By S. J. Conkwright

Early History of the Bracken Baptist Association
There are three histories.

A History of Tates Creek Baptist Association
By D. L Brewer

Early History of the Long Run Baptist
Association (1803-1880)

Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists

Early History of the Northbend Baptist
Association (1803-1880)

Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists

Added 2.11.09.
Historical Sketches
Churches of the North Bend (KY) Baptist Association

By Lewis Webb, Clerk 1842

Northbend Baptist Association
Report on Queries, 1860

From the Minutes

Early History of the Salem Baptist
Association (1803-1880)

Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists

The Origin of the Licking Baptist Association
Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists

The Elkhorn and Licking Associations
Reconciliation Meeting, 1826


Minutes of the Nolynn Association of Separate Baptists
Two years of the Minutes discussing uniting with other Baptist associations.

Baptists, Notice!
Boone County Recorder, 1876
A Plea for Replacement of Burned Baptist Records

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Publication of the Kentucky
Baptist Publication Society

W. J. McGlothlin, Editor, No. 1, 1910
I. Sketch of the Life and Times of William Hickman, Sr., by W. P Harvey, D. D.
II. Subscription Paper of South Elkhorn Baptist Church, 1798.
III. A History of the Western Baptist Theological Institute of Covington, Ky.,
by W. C. James, Th. D.

Kentucky Baptist Time Line
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