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Harmony Grove Baptist Church (McDowell Co., N.C.) records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Harmony Grove Baptist Church was organized May 31, 1845, Nebo township, McDowell County, N.C. as the result of an earlier meeting held March 1, 1845, at Harmony Grove Meeting House when it was decided to form a church and to call a presbytery for this purpose. The presbytery consisted of Elder Lewis Mc. Curry, Moderator, J. C. Grayson, Clerk, and deacons William O. Wallace from Cane Creek and D. Morgan from Round Hill. Fifteen charter members were enrolled from Bethel, Round Hill, and Head of 1st Broad Baptist churches. Articles of faith were adopted, church officers were elected, and two more members were admitted to the church. Joseph C. Grayson was elected as their first pastor.

Collection Overview

Minutes of church conferences from Mar. 1, 1845 to Aug. 25, 1889; and from Sept. 21 to Dec. 5, 1920, including membership rolls, male and female membership rolls, articles of faith, and rules of decorum. The entry for Feb. 21, 1857 contains a request to the pastor and deacons to form a presbytery to constitute Dysartville Baptist Church, May 2, 1857.

Collection Inventory

  • Church Minutes
    • Church Minutes, Vol. 1, 1845-1889
    • Church Minutes, Vol. 2, 1889-1920

Summary Information

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Harmony Grove Baptist Church (Nebo, McDowell County, N.C.).
Harmony Grove Baptist Church (Nebo, McDowell County, N.C.) records
Date [inclusive]
1.0 microfilm reel(s)  35mm; negative
Microform [Reel]

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Use Restrictions
Permission of the church must be obtained to copy these records in their entirety. 

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