Records, 1885-1966.


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. 

Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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

Archives & Manuscripts
Pitts Theology Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA  30322

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