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Christian Church, Bedford, 
left, To Mrs. Thomas Oliver, Salem, Indiana, Washington  Co.
“As I wrote you a letter this afternoon, I do not know nothing to say now.”  Pat.

Milton, Kentucky

The History of Bedford Christian, written for its centennial  in 1945, is here.

Milton, Kentucky

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Mt. Byrd Christian Church,
Milton. The history of the
church is here. (pdf)
Baptist Church,
Milton, 1908
Wise's Landing
Pleasant View on the left,
 and Macedonia Christian

Bedford Baptist becomes official in 1851.


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This is the former Catholic Church, and later a silent movie house,
being moved to a location to be the new Baptist Church.  More here.

NewSeven Dolars
Catholic Telegraph, July 11, 1889

Wikipedia knows what the Seven Dolors name means.


Bedford Pentacostal

Bedford Pentecostal, built in 1924
From a Facebook post by Bob Boyd


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St. Peter's Lutheran Church, circa 1910, Hunter's Bottom
(yeah, technically in Carroll county)
The above two images are from Trimble County Heritage, 1989.

A few words on the history of this church are here.


Hickory Grove

Hickory Grove Methodist Church
From a Facebook post by Dennis Burrows



The baptism of Mrs. Birdie Mahoney, August 6, 1915.
This is a Union Grove Baptist Church congregation.

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These are the three preachers who founded the Callis Grove Church

Milton, Kentucky

Bedford clergyman elopes; shotguns are in pursuit; short version is here; full details here.

Milton, Kentucky


Parsonage for one of the Bedford Churches

A Collection of Trimble County Church Histories
History of Milton Wesleyan is here. (pdf)  The Bedford Pentecostal Church dates to 1924.  The history is here. A history of the Antioch Baptist Church is here. (pdf)
The history of the Union Grove Church in Palmyra is here. A few words on the history of the Corn Creek Baptist Church are here. The history of the Milton United Methodist Church is here.
Colored Church to be formed in Milton, 1884, here. A longer history of Corn Creek Baptist  is here.  (pdf) Yet another history of Corn Creek Church here.

Terre Haute Weekly Gazette, October 27, 1881

Minutes of the Long Run Association, Held at Corn Creek Meeting-House, Gallatin County, the first Friday in September, 1809.” (pdf)

“The Corn Creek Baptist Church in Trimble County joined the Elkhorn Association in 1801.  After admission, the church sent in this query to the Association: “Is a Christian to take all manner of abuse from a ruffian, without making resistance?” Answer:  “Yes, so far as the abuse amounts to language only.” The First Associations Formed In Kentucky, by Frank M. Masters

“The Corn Creek church, Trimble county, Ky., has been recently awakened and revived, after having been for a long time almost without a “name to live.” Sixty-seven persons have been received, all by baptism but five or six, and they are now taking measures for building a large meeting house.” Christian Secretary, September 6, 1839

Milton, Kentucky