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Pisgah Presbyterian Church records, 1808-1965

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Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig


Pisgah Presbyterian Church records




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Organized: Reel 1: Pisgah Bible Society; Miscellany; Account books; Records of the Session, 1838-1884, 1808-1939; Minutes of the Session, 1884-1917. Reel 2: Minutes of the Session, 1917-1945; Minutes of the Congregational meeting, 1920-1944; Church register, 1892-1947; Minutes of the session, 1945-1965; Minutes of the Congregregational Meeting, 1945-1964; Church register, 1897-1965. Chronological arrangement within each category.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Pisgah Presbyterian Church records, 1808-1965, 1F60M-317, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


2 reels of microfilm.


The church was established in 1784 with the Rev. Adam Rankin as its pastor. In 1794, a school, known as the Kentucky Academy, was created at the church site. This institution was united with Transylvania Seminary in 1798 to form Transylvania University. The church has continued to flourish up to the present time.

Scope and Content

These are microfilmed copies of the account books, minutes, registers, membership rolls, and other miscellaneous materials of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church and its subsidiary, the Pisgah Bible Society. The records consist of a record book (1817-1836, 1853-1855) for the Pisgah Bible Society; for the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, account books (1848, 1853-1855); records of the session (1808-1939); minutes of the session (1884-1965); minutes of the congregational meetings (1920-1964); church registers (1892-1965); and miscellaneous surveys, church rolls, subscriber lists, and insurance records.


  • Pisgah Bible Society (Ky.)
  • Pisgah Presbyterian Church (Woodford County, Ky.)
  • Bible--Publication and distribution--Societies, etc.
  • Church records and registers--Kentucky--Woodford County.
  • Presbyterians--Kentucky--Woodford County.
  • Woodford County--Church history.
  • Account books.
  • Minutes.
  • Registers.
  • Rolls

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.