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

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Biographical and Historical Note

Matthews First Baptist Church is located in southeastern Mecklenburg County, Morning Star Township. This church was organized on October 21, 1877, at the residence of the Reverend E. C. Williams. The name was later changed to First Baptist Church. This church has been a part of the following Baptist associations: Rocky River (1877-1880), Brown Creek (1881-1883), Union (1884-1887), Mecklenburg (1887-1993), and Metrolina (1993-present).

Collection Overview

Records consist of minutes of church conferences from October 21, 1877 to April 1942 [Broken series], including membership rolls. Other church records include a 1901 associational letter; church letters, 1891-1907; loan correspondence, 1935-1940; membership records, circa 1878-1891, undated; treasurer's records, 1890-1949; and miscellaneous items, 1891-1905, and undated.

Summary Information

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

Administrative Information

Publication Information
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Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
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Preferred Citation
Matthews First Baptist Church (Matthews, N.C.) records, CRMF613, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Brown Creek Baptist Association.
  • Matthews First Baptist Church (Matthews, N.C.).
  • Mecklenburg Baptist Association.
  • Metrolina Baptist Association.
  • Rocky River Baptist Association (N.C.).
  • Union Baptist Association (N.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

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


  • Baptists--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County--History--Sources
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Matthews
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County

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