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
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Inventory created by Archives Staff 04/1986. Last revised 06/2020.
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EXTENT: 7 items
DATE: 1889 - 1916
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains six deeds from 1889, 1911, and 1916 for the Primitive Baptist Denomination and Shiloh Baptist Church, two African American congregations located in Winchester, Virginia. There is also a short history of Shiloh Baptist Church.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The first edifice of Shiloh Baptist Church, then known as the Old Church, was built in 1888 on land purchased from Mrs. Marie Edmund. This lot was later sold and the church was replaced by an ice plant. The current church structure, built in 1911, is located in the 500 block of N. Kent Street. It was obtained from a former Winchester resident, Mrs. Ada Jackson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carr, Clay B. Historical Sketches of Places of Worship – Winchester and Frederick County Virginia, Winchester, VA: Winchester Printers, Inc., June 1988.
CITE AS: Shiloh Baptist Church Records, 553 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Deeds photocopied from court records by Archives staff.
MAPCASE 5, DRAWER 8
Deed - Primitive Baptist Denomination, from Edmund's heirs, lot on the east side of South Market Street, June 15, 1889, Winchester Deed Book 20, page 291, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
Deed of trust - Primitive Baptist Denomination, lot of ground improved by a church building on east side of Market Street and Winchester & Potomac Railroad in the northern part of Winchester, September 28, 1889, Winchester Deed Book 20, page 367, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
Deed - Shiloh Primitive Baptist Denomination, sale of lot for $700, stone church east side of North Market Street, April 28, 1911, Winchester Deed Book 28, page 502, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
Deed - Shiloh Baptist Church, lot on east side of North Kent Street, May 19, 1911, Winchester Deed Book 28, page 510, 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
Deed - Shiloh Baptist Church, lot on east side of North Kent Street, October 18, 1916, Winchester Deed Book 32, page 189, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Deed of trust - Shiloh Baptist Church, October 18, 1916, Winchester Deed Book 32, page 191, 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
History – a partial history and Record of Shiloh Baptist Church