Grace United Methodist Church Records, 697 THL

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Grace United Methodist Church Records, 697 THL

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of an account book, 1899-1911, for the Grace United Methodist Church in Middletown, Virginia.
(1 box) Last updated 06/03.

Biographical/Historical: This church, first called the Methodist Church, started in Middletown, VA in 1816. The original church was a log structure. In 1853, the log church was replaced by a brick church, which was used as a hospital and stable by federal troops during the Civil War. The current church was built in 1898 and still has one of the last hand-played carillons in the Shenandoah Valley. After the Civil War, the church became part of the “Methodist Episcopal Church, South”; in 1939, it became part of the “Methodist Church”; in 1968, it became “United Methodist Church.”

Cite As: Grace United Methodist Church Records, 697 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.

Organization:

Box 1

Account book - Middletown Methodist Church, 1899-1911, 1 volume, manuscript