Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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
Scope and Content: This collection contains a minute book (1874-1881) used by the first Grange being held at Summit Point, Jefferson County, WV. The minute book includes news articles, recipes, and household hints pasted inside. Also found within the book are papers and news clippings.
(1 box) Last updated 11/03.
Bibliography: The Grange was formed in June 1873 and was also known as Patrons for Husbandry. This organization was formed for the social and economic betterment of farmers. It was an outgrowth of a commission (founded in Washington, DC in 1867) to investigate the conditions of the south after the Civil War. The first Grange was held at Summit Point, WV. The Grange continued to grow setting up lodges in Jefferson County, WV towns. The lodge at Shenandoah Junction continued until 1928, when it was taken over by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau.
Cite As: Jefferson County Grange Hall Records, 914 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Jefferson Grange Hall minute book, news clippings pasted in 1874-1881
Loose papers found in minute book
News clippings found in minute book