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Methodist Episcopal Church South, Holston Conference Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1607

Record book of the Speedwell (later Big Valley) Circuit's Morristown (later Powell's Valley) District in East Tennessee, part of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. The book contains minutes from most of the quarterly meetings from 1868 to 1883, as well as the articles of their constitution, bylaws, and rules of order for the circuit.

Dates

  • 1868-1883

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Record book of the Speedwell (later Big Valley) Circuit's Morristown (later Powell's Valley) District in East Tennessee, part of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. The book contains minutes from most of the quarterly meetings from 1868 to 1883, as well as the articles of their constitution, bylaws, and rules of order for the circuit.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1824. Knoxville's Methodist Church had previously been a part of the Tennessee Conference; the newly created Holston Conference included East Tennessee as well as parts of North Carolina and Virginia. In 1844 the Methodist Church split into two factions, North and South, over the issue of slavery. Knoxville's Methodist Church was part of the South. No Northern Methodist Church existed in Knoxville until after the Civil War. From 1866 until 1939 separate Holston Conferences were held for North and South.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480