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
Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/1984. Revised by staff 06/2018.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.
EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet
DATE: 1875 - 2008
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains church records, bulletins, and news clippings of the Welltown United Methodist Church of Frederick County, VA. It also includes a church history, and the deed for the purchase of the church grounds.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Welltown United Methodist Church is one of the oldest Methodist churches in Frederick County. It was founded around 1866 on grounds donated to the church by its first pastor, Edward F. Hedrick. Its original name was Bethany Church.
CITE AS: Welltown United Methodist Church Collection, 314 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA
Church Bulletins – 2000-2008, unnumbered leaves, printed
Church History, no author, no date, 6 leaves, typescript; 2 leaves photographs (photocopy)
Church Records – 1902-1906, 82 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
Deed for church property, January 1, 1875, 2 leaves, typescript
Membership List, 1992, 3 leaves, typescript
Parsonage – Contract to purchase 104 Yale Dr., Winchester, VA – Oct. 24, 2000, 5 leaves, printed with handwritten information added
Pastor’s Supplemental Report, November 29, 1973, W.E. Richards, 1 leaf, typescript
Poem “Welltown” by Beatrice Fincham, April, 1984, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy)
State of the Church, Nov. 14, 2002, submitted by Mary J. Lock, 5 leaves, typescript
PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com