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Bethel Baptist Church (Morganton, N.C.) records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Bethel Baptist Church, also called the Baptist Church of Christ at Bethel, was founded in November of 1890 near the Conley School on Pax Hill. It was the first church organized in that community.

Collection Overview

These reels of microfilm contain four minute books for Bethel Baptist Church of Morganton, North Carolina. Book 1 covers the period from 1890 to 1921. Book 2 covers 1930-1963. Book 3 covers 1963-1970. Book 4 covers 1970-1972. Although Book 4 contains only the minutes of the church's meetings, the other books contain additional records. Book 1 also contains the church's Articles of Faith and Church Covenant, as well as information on the pastor's salary. Book 2 contains additional financial information and the church's history. Book 3 contains membership lists and a list of church officers.

Collection Inventory

  • Minutes
    • Book 1 (1890-1921) Reel 1
    • Book 2 (1930-1963) Reel 1
    • Book 3 (1963-1970) Reel 1
    • Book 4 (1970-1972) Reel 2

Summary Information

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

Administrative Information

Publication Information
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Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
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Preferred Citation
Bethel Baptist Church (Morganton, N.C.) records, CRMF316, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bethel Baptist Church (Morganton, N.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Burke County (N.C.)--Church history--Sources


  • Baptists--North Carolina--Burke County--History--Sources
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Burke County
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Morganton

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