MAYSON METHODIST CHURCH (ATLANTA, GA.)
RECORD GROUP NUMBER 030
EXTENT: 1 cubic ft. (1 legal-size archive box and 1 flat oversize box)
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CITATION: Mayson Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, RG 030, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Mayson's Methodist Episcopal Church, South was organized around 1860. It was originally a branch of Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which is known to have been inactive by 1923. Church property was donated by James L. Mayson, a local plantation owner. The first building was destroyed during the Civil War and a second building was erected some time after 1871. The congregation was notable for its racial diversity before the Civil War.
Mayson Methodist Church was located at 3285 Bankhead Highway and the
parsonage at 1380 Bolton Road in Atlanta, Georgia in the Atlanta-Marietta
District of the North Georgia Conference. Little is known about the
church from 1923 until 1960, when membership was steadily declining.
On November 11, 1963 members voted to close Mayson Methodist Church.
The church property was sold, with proceeds going to fund new building
projects in the Atlanta-Marietta District.
The organization records consist of the church register from 1885-1964;
correspondence from 1960-1964; undated family roll cards; property records
from 1953-1966; and quarterly conference records from 1960-1964.
The church register contains information on marriages, births, deaths,
and membership. The register also includes a transcript of church
members from the 1885-1950 record of members and a summary of church activities
from 1951-1952. The family roll cards contain name and contact information
of church members. The property records consist of deeds, site plans,
and correspondence concerning final disposition.
Box/Folder Description Date 2/1 Church register 1885-1964 1/1 Correspondence 1960-1964 1/2 Family roll cards n.d. 1/3 Property 1953-1966 1/4 Quarterly conference records 1960 Apr - 1961 Apr 1/5 1961 Apr - 1962 Oct 1/6 1962 Oct - 1963 Nov 1/7 1963 May - 1964 Jun
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