The Church in USA: Kentucky
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“The Church in USA: Kentucky,” New Era, May 2008, 34

The Church in USA: Kentucky

The Prophet Joseph Smith likely preached in Louisville, Kentucky, on his way to Missouri. He stayed in the city for three days and later visited it again in 1832. In 1835, two missionaries baptized 22 people there. Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruff preached in Kentucky in July 1843. Though persecution existed, some 1,170 members of the Church lived in the state in 1900.

Automobiles and road improvements caused Bradfordsville, Kentucky, to become a main gathering place for Church members. One traditional Church-sponsored activity in Bradfordsville was a July 4th fish fry with fiddle and banjo music and food for up to 200 people, including many who were not members of the Church.

Here are a few facts about the Church today in Kentucky:

Membership

29,866

Missions

1

Temples

1

Congregations

73

Family History Centers

21