Monday, May 30, 2016

Possum Trot Church




Possum Trot church was what you would envision if you were told to imagine a country church — white, wooden, and with a roof coming to a point on the top.

 Inside were wooden floors and wooden pews, the place smelling like old wood and old Bibles.

 Behind the pulpit hung a board where someone had tallied weekly attendance and offerings.

 The congregation , made up mostly of grandmothers,  grandfathers, and a few young people met  there to worship, when they had services.

Possum Trot  Church was located on top of  a  hill in the Laurel River and  Campground  community of Laurel county Kentucky .

In the 1940’s, most church restrooms were still outhouse, including Possum Trot's.

But that was no big deal for people living in that era.

They didn't miss something they'd never had.

I was about grown before we got plumbing and a inside Potty for our home.


Dad and Mother took us to Possum Trot for a week-end revival one time.

We filled up one of the small pews ,on the Friday night we attended.

The preacher proclaimed in his message; "We were all born sinners, and needed to repent ,or we would face gloom and  doom in the days ahead if we didn't."

Needless to say he didn't get to many "Amen's" on the subject but  everyone enjoyed his  preaching.

Possum Troy Church has been established  for a number of years  as, part of the Laurel River and Campground community .

Much could be written I suppose about  Possum Trot's, quaint little Church and those early congregations, like the one  we worshiped with .


Perhaps one day someone will write about the Churches history, its Legion, and how it got its unusual name.

I hope so,and that they will share it; with the rest of the world.

I can attest; to the friendly people there, and the warm reception we received on our visit .

They treated you like family, and that made Possum Trot special to me.




Until Next Time.  God Bless.

My Meditation by, Coleman






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