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White Hall United Methodist Church Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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 03/88. Last revised 05/22.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS: Some items in this collection are only available as digital copies. A computer is required to access and view these items. Please ask Archives staff for assistance.

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; 1 flash drive

CREATOR: White Hall United Methodist Church

DATE: 1823-2022

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The White Hall United Methodist Church Collection contains records, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the church in Frederick County, Virginia. There is a history of the church from 1823-1959 compiled by the then minister, Alan C. Peer.

The collection includes digital copies of two class books which were scanned while on loan from the Church. The first is for Bethel Church, dated 1831, under Pastor Pine, and the second, is for White Hall Church, dated 1854.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The White Hall Church was organized in 1823 with Jacob Bromwell as the minister. The congregation purchased land in 1825 and subsequently erected a pine log building which was completed and dedicated in 1829. Sabbath School, as Sunday school was known, began in 1854.

Originally, the congregation was part of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1942, it joined the Virginia Conference as the White Hall Methodist Church. In 1968, following the merger of the Evangelical Brethren Church and the Methodist Church, the congregation joined to form the White Hall United Methodist Church.

The Church celebrated its centennial in 1929, and its sesquicentennial in 1979.  The Church is still active and is located on Apple Pie Ridge in Frederick County, Virginia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carr, Clay B. and Mildred, eds. Historical Sketches of Places of Worship, Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia. June 1988.                                

CITE AS: White Hall United Methodist Church Records, 733 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




White Hall Methodist Church, 1823-1959, by Alan Peer, c. 1959, 8 pages, typescript (photocopy); includes list of officers and members, 1959-1960 and list of ministers serving the church since 1929.      

News articles, “Re-opening Service at White Hall Church on Sunday Afternoon,” Winchester Star, April 16, 1937, 1 page, printed (photocopy)
Photographs of lemonade stand and quilt show, 2008, 5 images, color, printed on paper

The following items are digitized and held on a flash drive with the collection:
Class Book, Bethel Church, 1831, 1 volume (digitized as TIFF & PDF, 238 images, some blank pages)
Class Book, White Hall Church, 1854, 1 volume (digitized as TIFF & PDF, 71 images, blank pages not reproduced)