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October 8, 2013

Traces of Laurel: More early churches

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

I discovered that the Pates had listed two early Baptist congregations (what they called ‘colored’ churches) at the end of the section listing the A.M.E. churches instead of putting them with all the other Baptist churches.  These were:  Shiloh Baptist Church, Altamont, 1888; and First Baptist Church, Altamont, no organization date given.

The Pentecostal movement is not mentioned in the Pates’ book, but I will be writing about that next week, via information from another source.

 

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The Laurel County Historical Society is located at 310 W. 3rd St., London, (formerly the Laurel County Health Department).  The library is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  For further information, contact 606-864-0607 during library hours, or 606-224-3767 at other times.  Email the society at lchistsoc@windstream.net or Jan Sparkman at sparkman935@gmail.com.

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