Documents for Pewee Valley First Baptist Church and Colored School
Available here are deeds for the properties associated with the Pewee Valley First Baptist Church and both colored schools and limited pupil records for the school when it was operating on the church campus.
Deeds for the Pewee Valley First Baptist Church and Original Freedmen's Bureau School
The following deeds pertaining to the Pewee Valley First Baptist Church and original Freedmen's Bureau school on the church's property were provided to the Pewee Valley Historical Society by Oldham County Clerk Julie K. Barr. They were were executed by Charles Buck Cotton, trustee, in 1878 and 1890.
July 18, 1878 Quit Claim Deed from Charles B. Cotton, Trustee, to Colored Baptist Church of Pewee Valley
February 2, 1890 Quit Claim Deed from Charles B. Cotton, Trustee, to Colored Baptist Church of Pewee Valley
Deeds for the Pewee Valley Colored School Located at 331 Ash Avenue, ca. 1950-1969
These deeds pertaining to the second Pewee Valley Colored School, once located at the corner of Ash Avenue and Old Floydsburg Road, and now the site of Pewee Valley Baptist Church, were provided to the Pewee Valley Historical Society by Oldham County Clerk Julie K. Barr. They include a 1948 deed showing the transfer of the property from I.M. Green to Ray and Christine Whitaker, the 1950 deed showing the transfer of the property from the Whitakers to the Oldham County Board of Education, and the 1969 deed showing the transfer of the property from the school board to the Pewee Valley Baptist Temple.
September 2, 1942 Green to Whitaker
September 26, 1950 Whitaker to Board of Education
June 17, 1969 Board of Education to Baptist Temple
Pupil Records for the Pewee Valley Colored School During the Time it was on the Church Property
The following pupil lists for the Pewee Valley Colored School are from the Oldham County Historical Society's collection in LaGrange, Ky. Records for the years 1900-1901, 1901-1902 and 1902-1903 have been transcribed by the Oldham County Historical Society. Other records have been scanned from the original school census documents.
The records available through the Oldham County Historical Society are spotty. Many years are missing altogether, and in some cases, the records for specific districts are missing. Everything available for the Pewee Valley Colored School has been posted here.
1934 for All Students in Pewee Valley Schools
While separate censuses were conducted for Oldham County's white and colored schools in prior years, the 1934 census data combined all students within the Pewee Vally subdistrict 1-1. Race was recorded in the second column across, beside each student's name.