Richwood Presbyterian Church was organized in 1834 as a rural farm church and is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Boone County, KY. Just as our country had thirteen original colonies, our church had thirteen original members. Several descendants of the early congregation still worship in our historic church.
Richwood Presbyterian is located about 2 miles from the major interstate than runs through northern Kentucky in Boone County, which has the 2nd highest income and is the fastest growing county in the state. Ours is an upper middleclass community of the Triple Crown Subdivision that continues to grow, including pockets of farms and also some depressed areas.
The church itself sits on a little more than 6 acres of land and the church facility has been built in several different phases over the years. The current sanctuary, which seats about 125 people, was built in 1870. In 1940, a community house was built and in 1946 the manse was constructed. The manse is currently being used by a very popular, ecumenical quilters group. In 1960, classrooms were built that were connected to the sanctuary and in 1991 the final piece of the church building was constructed with a fellowship hall, kitchen, classrooms, and church offices. This part of the church facility replaced the community house. The main floor of the church is handicapped accessible. Behind the church is the Richwood cemetery.
We have had continuous services throughout our history. At Easter there is a sunrise worship in the cemetery followed by a community breakfast in Fellowship Hall. It is a time for friends and families to catch up after the long winter.
The presence of God and the memories of our ancestors continue to abide in this church. Some of current members have been here all their lives (they are now in 70’s to 90’s) with stories to share.
Beginning in 1834
Richwood Presbyterian Church is
a community with deep roots.
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Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. -1 Peter 4:10