First Baptist Church (Franklin, Kentucky) Collection, 1833; 1897-1981

Descriptive Summary

Title
First Baptist Church (Franklin, Kentucky) Collection, 1833; 1897-1981
Creator
First Baptist Church of Franklin, Kentucky
Extent
3 1/2 boxes, 26 folders, 2769 pages.
Subjects
Baptists - Franklin
Baptists - Simpson County
Franklin - Churches - Baptist
Minute Books
Simpson County - Churches - Baptist
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
Western Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The First Baptist Church of Franklin, Kentucky, was constituted on July 13, 1833, under the name "United Baptist Church of Christ." The congregation initially met in a small building on the town square. In 1892, they dedicated a building at the corner of College and Madison Streets. In either 1904 or 1905, a Sunday School annex was built.
Various church organizations evolved as follows:
Mission churches constituted by the First Baptist Church include the Barbe Church, Walker Avenue Mission, Calvary Baptist Church, and Fairview Baptist Church.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of photocopies of the Franklin First Baptist Church minute books, 1833-1981; membership roster, 1948-1969; Constitution and By-laws, 1978; and the Constitution and By-laws of the Fairview Baptist Church, 1980. Included in the minute books are lists of members' names, treasurer's reports and financial records, various church committee members' names, and the church committees' reports. Some information concerning the mission churches is included within the church records.

Contents of the Collection

Church Minutes.

  • Box 1

1833; 1879-1901. 120 pages.

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1833; 1879-1901. 106 pages.

  • Box 1, folder 2
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1915-1936. 212 pages.

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1915-1936. 150 pages.

  • Box 1, folder 4
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1937-1941. 82 pages.

  • Box 1, folder 5
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1940-1941. 51 pages.

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Church Minutes.

  • Box 2

1942-1950. 257 pages.

  • Box 2, folder 1
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1950-1955. 109 pages.

  • Box 2, folder 2
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1956-1959. 94 pages.

  • Box 2, folder 3
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1959-1964. 150 pages.

  • Box 2, folder 4
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1965-1969. 205 pages.

  • Box 2, folder 5
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1970. 69 pages.

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Church Minutes.

  • Box 3

1971. 104 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 1
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1972. 81 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 2
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1973. 89 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 3
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1974. 81 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 4
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1975. 77 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 5
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1976. 49 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Church Minutes. 1977. 55 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Church Minutes. 1978. 50 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Church Minutes. 1979. 75 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Church Minutes. 1980. 64 pages.

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Church Minutes. 1981. 63 pages.

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Membership Roster. 1948-1969. 108 pages.

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Constitution and By-laws of the First Baptist Church of Franklin. 1978. 11 pages.

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Constitution and By-laws of the Fairview Baptist Church. 1980. 13 pages.

  • Box 4, folder 4
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