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Kentucky Patrons of Husbandry records, 1873-1939

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Kentucky Patrons of Husbandry records




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arranged by type of material, then chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Kentucky Patrons of Husbandry records, 1873-1939, 1M66M10, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


18 volumes, 36 pieces.


The Patrons of Husbandry is a national farmers' organization, founded originally for social and educational purposes, from which sprang the Granger movement, an effort by farmers of the 1860's and 1870's to correct economic abuses through cooperative enterprise and political action. Local units (called granges) became increasingly active politically as members sought legislative and judicial remedies for their economic plight. The national movement's political activity peaked in 1875, but the Patrons of Husbandry and its granges continue to support the political and economic goals of farmers, and serve their original function as a social organization as well. The Church Hill Grange was founded in September, 1873, and became noted locally for its stock sales.

Scope and Content

This is a collection of records belonging to several Kentucky granges, particularly the Church Hill Grange, in Christian County, Ky. Included from the Church Hill Grange are minute books, stock sales account books, a membership roll, secretaries' records, receipts and expenditures, badges, symbols, an embosser and miscellaneous other items, including a photograph of the surviving charter members taken in 1895. There are also records present from several other granges: minutes from the Garrettsburg and Flat Lick granges, and a receipt book for Christian County Grange No. 34.


  • Patrons of Husbandry.--Christian County Grange No. 34 (Ky.)
  • Patrons of Husbandry.--Church Hill Grange No. 109 (Ky.)
  • Patrons of Husbandry.--Flat Lick Grange No. 15 (Ky.)
  • Patrons of Husbandry.--Garrettsburg Grange No. 15 (Ky.)
  • Agriculture--Kentucky--Societies, etc.
  • Farmers.
  • Christian County (Ky.)--History.
  • Church Hill (Ky.)--History.
  • Flat Lick (Ky.)--History.
  • Garrettsburg (Ky.)--History.
  • Account books.
  • Minutes.
  • Photoprints.
  • Rolls

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.