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Waynesville First Baptist Church (Waynesville, N.C.) records

Finding Aid & Inventory

Biographical and Historical Note

Waynesville Baptist Church was constituted August 1, 1823 by Humphrey Posey, Joseph Byers, and Adam Corn, presbytery. The church had twenty-seven members. Joseph Byers was pastor. The church was admitted to the French Broad Baptist Association in 1823 with a membership of twenty-four. The first meeting place was a log structure located on the east bank of Richland Creek [near the present Commerce to Smathers Street Bridge]. The lot was deeded August 6, 1825 to Bannister Turner, William Welch, and Ninian Edmonston as trustees of the church. In 1950, it became "First" Baptist.

Collection Overview

Reel 1: Church Minutes Volumes 1-7, 1863-1893 [broken series], 1953-1965 (Pt. 1). Reel 2: Church Minutes Volume 7, 1953-1965 (Pt. 2); Newspaper Clippings, 1965-1973. Reel 3: Church Minutes Volume 3A, 1921-1932; Board of Deacons Records, Volume 3, 1965-1969 (Pt. 1). Reel 4: Board of Deacons Records, Volume 3, 1965-1969 (Pt. 2); Newsletters, 1954-1967 (Pt. 1). Reel 5: Newsletters, 1967-1973 (Pt. 2). Reel 6: Newsletters, 1973 (Pt. 3); Miscellaneous, 1915, 1917, and undated.

Collection Inventory

  • Church Minutes (1863-1970)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 1, 1863-1893 (1863-1893)
    • Church Minutes, 189?
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 2, 1911-1916 (1911-1916)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 3, 1916-1921 (1916-1921)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 3A, 1921-1932 (1921-1932)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 4, 1932-1941 (1932-1941)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 5, 1941-1944 (1941-1944)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 6, 1944-1953 (1944-1953)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 7, 1953-1965 (1953-1965)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 8, 1965-1970 (1965-1970)
  • Church Records
    • Board of Deacons Records (1932-1975)
      • Board of Deacons Records, Vol. 1, 1932-1954 (1932-1954)
      • Board of Deacons Records, Vol. 2, 1954-1955 (1954-1955)
      • Board of Deacons Records, Vol. 3, 1965-1969 (1965-1969)
      • Board of Deacons Records, Vol. 4, 1970-1975 (1970-1975)
    • Baptist Young Peoples Union Records, 1895-1898 (1895-1898)
    • Baptist Young Peoples Union Records, 1900-1903 (1900-1903)
    • Historical Records
    • Sunday School Record Book, 1891-1896 (1891-1896)
    • Woman's Missionary Society Records, 1933-1941 (1933-1941)
    • Newspaper Clippings, 1965-1973 (1965-1973)
    • Church Bulletins, 1915-1966 (1915-1966)
    • Membership Records, 1940-1975 (1940-1975)
    • Newsletters, 1954-1975 (1954-1975)
    • Deeds and Property Records
    • Historical Records, und.
    • Newspaper Clippings, 1974-1975 (1974-1975)
    • Photographs, 1895-1973 (1895-1973)
    • Miscellaneous, 1915, 1917, undated

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
First Baptist Church (Waynesville, N.C.).
Title
First Baptist Church (Waynesville, N.C.) records
ID
CRMF369
Date [inclusive]
1863-1973
Extent
6.0 microfilm reel(s)  35mm; negative
Microform [Reel]
5
Microform [Reel]
6
Microform [Reel]
3
Microform [Reel]
4
Microform [Reel]
1
Microform [Reel]
2

Administrative Information

Publication Information
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preferred citation
First Baptist Church (Waynesville, N.C.) records, CRMF369, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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