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October 16, 2013

Traces of Laurel: The Jerusalem of Kentucky

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Carrier listed the following surnames of some of the Laurel County families who were drawn to this movement:  White, Scott, Blanton, Burke, Blackburn, Belcher, Hughes, Allen, York, Wilson, Martin, Meade, Mooneyham, Disney, Cupp, Harmon, Schell, Dyche, Hoskins, Begley, Doyle, Southerland, Hocker, O’Bannon, Sullivan, Jones, Robinson, Murphy, Williams, and Roberts. “To mention only a few,” he said.

Other churches of the Pentecostal faith in Laurel County. mentioned by Carrier, are Old Union Holiness Church; Colony Holiness Church; Lily Holiness Church and Hazel Green Holiness Church.  There are many others today, of course.

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The historical society is still seeking interviews with Laurel Countians who are over the age of 80 who would be willing to leave a record of their life in the society’s archives. Subjects are only asked to answer a few questions about their childhood and youth and their connection to Laurel County. 

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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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