Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
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SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains church directories, news articles, and histories of the Stephens City United Methodist Church, Stephens City, Virginia. It also contains a directory and short history of the Orrick Chapel. Stephens City United Methodist Church is located on the northwest corner of Main and Locust St. Orrick Chapel in located at 5310 Mulberry Street, Stephens City, VA.
(1 box) Last updated 07/13.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: In 1775, two traveling ministers preached the first Methodist sermon in the history of the Shenandoah Valley in Stephens City. Shortly afterwards, a Methodist “society” was established in the Valley town, and by 1778 had blossomed into what is today the Stephens City United Methodist Church. The church also founded and operated an African-American Methodist Church named for famed Methodist minister Robert Orrick.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection and Carr, Clay B. and Carr, Mildred L., Historical Sketches of Places of Worship Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia, Winchester, VA: Winchester Printers, Inc., 1988.
CITE AS: Stephens City United Methodist Church Collection 1709, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Church Directory – Stephens City United Methodist Church, 1965, 10 pages, printed
Church Directory – Orrick Chapel United Methodist Church, n.d., 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)
Church History – Stephens City United Methodist Church, n.d., 2 leaves, printed
List of Ministers, 1778-2013, 5 leaves, printed (photocopy)