Welltown United Methodist Church Collection

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

Welltown United Methodist Church Collection
314 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/1984. Revised by staff 06/2018.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet

DATE: 1875 - 2008

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains church records, bulletins, and news clippings of the Welltown United Methodist Church of Frederick County, VA. It also includes a church history, and the deed for the purchase of the church grounds.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: One of the oldest Methodist churches in Frederick County, it is believed that it was founded in 1866 on grounds donated to the church by its first pastor, Edward F. Hedrick. Originally named Bethany Church, it was later changed to its current name.  

BIBLIOGRAPY: Taken from the collection. 

CITE AS: Welltown United Methodist Church Collection 314 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1    

Church Bulletins – 2000-2008, unnumbered leaves, printed 

Church History, no author, no date, 6 leaves, typescript; 2 leaves photographs (photocopy)

Church Records – 1902-1906, 82 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Deed for church property, January 1, 1875, 2 leaves, typescript

Membership List, 1992, 3 leaves, typescript 

New Clippings

Parsonage – Contract to purchase 104 Yale Dr., Winchester, VA – Oct. 24, 2000, 5 leaves, printed with handwritten information added

Pastor’s Supplemental Report, November 29, 1973, W.E. Richards, 1 leaf, typescript

Poem “Welltown” by Beatrice Fincham, April, 1984, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)

State of the Church, Nov. 14, 2002, submitted by Mary J. Lock, 5 leaves, typescript

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com/