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Trace Branch Methodist Church

History, Records and Photographs of Trace Branch Methodist Church located on KY 11 about 3 miles north of Barbourville

Trace Branch Methodist Church receives Kentucky Historical Marker

Editor's Note: Trace Branch Methodist Church of Knox County received a Kentucky Historical Marker in 2015. Trace Branch Methodist Church is located on KY 11 about three miles north of Barbourville. While the present church building was erected in 1895, the church organization itself is widely believed to be the oldest congregation in Knox County, reportedly dating from 1801.

The following article was written by Jakalyn Jackson of Cannon, Kentucky. Ms. Jackson also wrote the article for the church's 100th anniversary celebration in 1995. Among her sources was an earlier article written by W.S. Hudson for the Barbourville Mountain Advocate, member recollections, the book Union College 1879-1979, edited by W.S. Marigold, and a 1965 history of the First United Methodist Church of Barbourville.

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