Religious Collections

Compiled by: Paul M. Kankula NN8NN (non-copyrighted)

03 Jun 2013

ANDERSON Main Page OCONEE Main Page

PICKENS Main Page

 

 

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See HISTORY WEBPAGE at http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scoconee/history.html

 

See LIBRARY WEBPAGE at  http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scoconee/libraries.html

 

 

Doing research in the Golden Corner of South Carolina (Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Counties) might be time consuming for you, because of how these counties were formed.  Based on your time-period, you might need to research all (3) counties. 

 

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Baptist:

Anderson College

  • Anderson College Library, 316 Boulevard St., Anderson, SC 29621

  • Individual in charge of historical records program: Kent Millwood, Director, Telephone: (864) 231-2049, Fax: (864) 231-2191, E-mail: aclibrar@carol.net

  • Dates: 1920 - present

  • Scope and contents of collection: Primarily includes the records of Anderson College, various Southern Baptist organizations, and the records of some local area businesses and other organizations.

  • Open for research: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Appointments recommended.

  • Bob Jones University:

    Cyndi's List - Baptist:

    Furman University:

    Church Name

    Ref. #

    Year Org.

    County

    State

    No. of Reels

    Notes

    Coverage

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Anderson

     

    1839

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1968-1982

    Anderson First

    A077

    1821

    Anderson

    SC

    1

    Formerly A101 Mount Tabor and Anderson Village

    Misc. Papers 1868, 1872-1875

    Anderson Village

     

    1821

    Anderson

    SC

    0

    See Anderson First A077

     

    Andersonville

    A004

    1839

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    Dec. 1968-1982, History 1839-1956

    Barker's Creek

    A009

    1821

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1821-1865, 1979-1982

    Beaverdam

    A011

    1803

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1868-1963

    Bethesda

    s/a

    1821

    Anderson

    SC

    0

    Changed name to Mountain Creek A188

     

    Big Creek

    A025

    1788

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1801-1936

    Boulevard

     

    1953

    Anderson

    SC

    3

     

    bulletins 1953-1962

    Brush Creek

    s/a

    1791

    Anderson

    SC

    0

    Changed name to Mount Pisgah A180

     

    Brushy Top

    s/a

    1836

    Anderson

    SC

    0

    Changed name to Mount Bethel A176

     

    Concord

    A042

    1907

    Anderson

    SC

    2

     

    1963-1972, 1973-1982

    Eureka

    A069

    1888

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1889-1972

    Fellowship

    s/a

    1834

    Anderson

    SC

    0

    See Union A289, building purchased by A253 Savannah Valley Church of God

     

    First Creek

    A078

    1824

    Anderson

    SC

    2

    2 reels

    1824-1911, 1919-1923, 1924-1982, Misc. Materials

    Flat Rock

    A079

    1832

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1871-1911; 1913-1954; 1970-192

    Hopewell

    A079

    1803

    Anderson

    SC

    6

     

    1868-1890, 1963-1992; WMU 1906-1926, 1949-1951, 1958; history, 1803-1981; Scrapbooks 1803-1987; financial records, 1958-1959

    Iva First

     

    1890

    Anderson

    SC

    2

    Formerly Mizpah

    1906-16, 1922-33, 1935-49, 1967-72, 1976-90; deacons minutes, 1916-24, 1927, 1958-68, 1971-73, 1975-90; WMU minutes, 1926-37

    Liberty

     

    1790

    Anderson

    SC

    0

    See Union A289 & A290

     

    Mispah

    s/a

    1890

    Anderson

    SC

    2

    See Iva First

     

    Mount Bethel

    A176

    1836

    Anderson

    SC

    2

    Formerly Brushy Top and Strawpen

    1863-1965; statistics, 1926-1975

    Mount Pisgah

    A180

    1808

    Anderson

    SC

    1

    Formerly Brush Creek and Pisgah

    1824-1879; Sunday School Institute l887; Women's Aid Society, 1890-1896

    Mount Tabor

    A183

    1821

    Anderson

    SC

    1

    See Anderson First

     

    Mountain Creek

    A207

    1812

    Anderson

    SC

    2

    Formerly Bethesda

    1798-1981; Building Committee book of minutes and receipts, 1869-1870

    Mountain Creek

    A207

    1812

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

     

    Mountain Springs

    A190

    1860

    Anderson

    SC

    3

     

    1860-1923

    Neal's Creek

    A194

    1803

    Anderson

    SC

    2

     

    1832-1982

    Pisgah

    s/a

    1824

    Anderson

    SC

    0

    See Mount Pisgah A180

     

    Salem

    A072

    1802

    Anderson

    SC

    2

     

    1805-1901, 1908-81; Sunday School records, 1915-33

    Southside

     

    1904

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1925-44, 1954-55, 1957; history, 1904-1979

    Spartanburg

    s/a

    1821

    Anderson

    SC

    1

    See Friendship

    1871-1911, 1913-1954; deacons minutes, 1970-l972

    Strawpen

    s/a

    1836

    Anderson

    SC

    0

    See Mount Bethel A176

     

    Union

    A289

    1858

    Anderson

    SC

    1

    Formerly Fellowship and Liberty

     

    Welcome

    A297

    1894

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1894-1941, 1945-54, 1958-72

    Whitefield

    A302

    1851

    Anderson

    SC

    1

     

    1884-1926, 1937-1950

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bounty Land

     

    1954

    Oconee

    SC

    1

     

    1955-1972

    Chauga

    C030

    1874

    Oconee

    SC

    0

    See Shoal Creek or A036 New Hope

     

    Clearmont

    C033

    1890

    Oconee

    SC

    1

    Also called Clearmount or Clermont

    1890-1909, 1922-1953

    Coneross

    C038

    1812

    Oconee

    SC

    1

     

    1833-1891, 1907-1920, 1934-l945; minutes of West Union Church, 1848-1866

    Holly Springs

    C089

    1828

    Oconee

    SC

    2

     

    1828-1872, 1874-1916, 1919-1946, 1949-1959, 1962-1984; WMU minutes, 1962-1977; treasurers reports, 1962-1984

    Mount Tabor

    C123

    1862

    Oconee

    SC

    1

     

    1884-1890, 1908-1921, 1951-1972

    New Hope

    C036

    1795

    Oconee

    SC

    3

    Formerly C030 Chauga and Shoal Creek

    (on separate film 1796-1853), 1835-1875, 1892-1953

    Old Liberty

    C106

    1804

    Oconee

    SC

    1

     

    1818-1854, 1869

    Old Westminster

    s/a

    1836

    Oconee

    SC

    0

    See C075 Westminister First

     

    Reedy Fork

    C158

    1935

    Oconee

    SC

    2

     

    1936-1996; Sunday School records, 1943-44; history, 1936-86; 50th Anniversary Register, 1986

    Salem First

    C177

    1844

    Oconee

    SC

    3

    1844-1882, 1883-1907, 1908-1913, 1915-1961, 1965-1986, Sunday School Records 1899-1917

     

    Seneca

     

    1873

    Oconee

    SC

    1

     

    1950, 1956-1972; deacons minutes, 1953-1972

    Shoal Creek

     s/a

    1795

    Oconee

    SC

    1

    See also C036 New Hope and C030 Chauga

    1796-1853

    Trinity

     

    1953

    Oconee

    SC

    1

     

    1953-1972

    Walhalla First

    C074

    1868

    Oconee

    SC

    1

    1907-1986, deacons' minutes 1953-1983

     

    West Union

    s/a

    1888

    Oconee

    SC

    0

    See C038 Coneross

     

    Westminster

    s/a

    1836

    Oconee

    SC

    1

    Formerly New Westminster, became Westminster in 1914

    1884-1892, 1901-1941

    Westminster

     

    1928

    Oconee

    SC

    1

     

    1942-1947, 1954-1972

    Westminster First

    C075

    1908

    Oconee

    SC

    1

    Formerly Old Westminster 1836-1907

    1836-1904

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Antioch

    P004

    1821

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1889-1920

    Boone's Creek

     

    1912

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1912-1937, 1943-1977

    Central First

     

    1868

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1890-1917, 1936-1945; Deacons minutes, 1939-1955; roll books, l944-l957

    Clemson First

     

    1907

    Pickens

    SC

    2

     

    1946-1984; deacons' Min. 1943-1982; newsletters 1951; misc. materials 1907-1940

    Crescent Hill

    s/a

    1956

    Pickens

    SC

    1

    Formerly Town Creek Baptist Mission

    1958-1975

    Cross Roads

    P038

    1797

    Pickens

    SC

    2

     

    1838-1972

    Easley First

     

    1872

    Pickens

    SC

    2

     

    1873-1972

    Enon

    P044

    1851

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1851-1942

    Flat Rock

    P049

    1870

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    June 1951-Dec. 1986

    Gap Hill

    P053

    1954

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1954-1972

    George's Creek

    P054

    1856

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1859-1909, 1916, 1941-1958, 1965-1969

    Griffin

    P062

    1857

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1857-1972

    Holly Springs

    P072

    1839

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1839-1954

    Hunt's Memorial

    P074

    1933

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1947-1976

    King's Grove

    P081

    1910

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1910-1931; membership rolls, 1910-1959

    Mount Carmel

    P103

    1837

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1836-1979

    Mountain View

    P107

    1909

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1941-1971

    Oolenoy

    P112

    1795

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1832-1977

    Peter's Creek

    P115

    1826

    Pickens

    SC

    2

     

    1825-1864, 1887-1973

    Pickens First

     

    1891

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1891-1941

    Pleasant Grove

    P120

    1876

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1946-1972

    Pleasant Hill

    P121

    1848

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1860-83, 1907-66

    Prater's Creek

    P125

    1875

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1875-1977

    Rice's Creek

    P128

    1910

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1940-1977

    Saluda Hill

    P135

    1860

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1878-1921, 1936-1945, 1950-1977

    Secona

    P136

    1786

    Pickens

    SC

    2

     

    1795-1938, 1944-70

    Shady Grove

    P137

    1865

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1902-1977

    Smith Grove

    P140

    1914

    Pickens

    SC

    1

     

    1965-1972; Membership Rolls, 1926-1982

    Town Creek Baptist Mission

     

    1903

    Pickens

    SC

    0

    See Crescent Hill

     

     

    Assemblies of God:

     

    Catholic:

    Cyndi's List - Catholic:

    Local Catholic Church and Family History & Genealogical Research Guide:

     

    Church of God:

    Church of God General Conference:

     

    Jewish:

    Cyndi's List - Jewish:

     

    Luthern:

    Cyndi's List - Luthern:

    Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 4201 North Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203, (803) 461-3234, FAX: (803) 461-3358, E-mail: archives@ltss.edu

     

    Mennonite:

    Cyndi's List - Mennonite:

     

    Methodist:

    Cyndi's List - Methodist:

    Drew University:

    Wofford University:

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    Presbyterian:

    Clinton Presbyterian University:

    Cyndi's List - Presbyterian

    Montreat Presbyterian Historical Society:

    On June 21, 2006, the Assembly voted to approve the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) recommendation to close the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) office at Montreat, North Carolina. 

              (This library is scheduled to close approx. 2008/9.  Their holdings will be distributed to the repository in Philadelphia and to the Columbia Theological Seminary

              Library in Decatur, Ga.)

     

    South Caroliniana Library at USC has over 474 titles listed on South Carolina Presbyterianism, including local church histories. They also have over 800 issues of the "Southern Presbyterian," which was a prominent journal during the late 19th and early 20 centuries.Their catalog can be searched online at: http://www.sc.edu/uscan/

     

    Quaker:

    Cyndi's List - Quaker:

     

    Wesleyan:

    Southern Wesleyan University - Clayton Genealogy Room:

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