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Kentucky Religious Culture


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During the 1780s, churches were organized in the Kentucky region by Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics. By 1792, when Kentucky was admitted to the Union, there were more than 40 churches there. However, membership in these churches totaled only about 3,100, out of a total population for the state of more than 73,000.

In 1797 a great religious revival began in Logan County under the leadership of James McGready, a Presbyterian minister from South Carolina. This revivalist movement spread rapidly throughout Kentucky and the surrounding area. Out of the revivalist gatherings of this period developed the camp meeting, a great outdoor evangelical meeting (see Revivals, Religious). For decades the camp meeting was a popular social, as well as religious, function in Kentucky and other nearby areas. In the early 19th century a group of Shakers, a Protestant sect, was attracted to Kentucky by the revivalist movement, although it was not a part of it. The Shakers settled at Shakertown, or Pleasant Hill, and South Union. The Shakertown settlement lasted until the early decades of the 20th century.

Kentucky has remained a predominantly Protestant state. The Baptists are by far the most numerous of the Protestant denominations, representing about two-fifths of church members, followed by the Methodists and the Disciples of Christ. Members of the Roman Catholic church are numerous in Kentucky, with about one-sixth of all church members. There are also small Jewish congregations in the state, most of them in Louisville and Lexington. "Kentucky" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia

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