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Cullowhee Baptist Church (Cullowhee, N.C.) records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Cullowhee Baptist Church was organized November 17, 1821 at the Tuckasegee Meeting House by a presbytery consisting of Elders Adam Corn and Joseph Byers from Crabtree Baptist Church. There were ten members - five males and five females - that had been dismissed from Locust Old Field (now Canton Baptist Church) in Haywood County. The church was named Unity Baptist Church. In April 1822, the members agreed to apply for membership in the French Broad Baptist Association. The church moved to Cullowhee Creek and changed its name to Cullowhee in December of 1830. Cullowhee has been a member of the Tuckaseigee Baptist Association since its formation in 1829.

Collection Overview

The contents of these records contain minutes from conferences from between November 17, 1821 to December 12, 1960 [broken series]; deacon's minutes; associational letters; treasurer's records; church building and property papers; and newspaper clippings, 1900-1970 [broken series].

Collection Inventory

  • Church Minutes
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 1, 1821-1884
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 2, 1885-1899
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 3, 1900-1936
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 4, 1936-1946
    • Church Minutes Folder, 1946-1952 [broken series]
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 5, 1953-1960
  • Church Records
    • Associational letters, 1931-1934; 1953-1955
    • Church building and property folder, 1919-1958; undated [broken series]
    • Church letters folder, 1900-1935
    • Deacon's minutes folder, 1932-1957 and undated [broken series]
    • Newspaper clippings folder, 1965-1970
    • Treasurer's records folder, 1919-1932 [broken series]

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Cullowhee Baptist Church (Cullowhee, N.C.).
Cullowhee Baptist Church (Cullowhee, N.C.) records
Date [inclusive]
1.0 microfilm reel(s)  35mm; positive
Microform [Reel]

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 8/17/2011
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission of the church must be obtained to photocopy these records in their entirety. 
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preferred citation
Cullowhee Baptist Church (Cullowhee, N.C.) records, CRMF307, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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