The Resource Grace Street Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.) Records

Grace Street Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.) Records

Grace Street Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.) Records, 1872-1912 (bulk 1872-1885)
Grace Street Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.) Records
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1872-1912 (bulk 1872-1885)
Grace Street Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.) Records, 1872-1912 (bulk 1872-1885) contain minutes of regular monthly meetings of the Grace Street Sunday School, 1872-1885, and loose papers, circa 1872-1912. Minutes of the Sunday school document attendance at the meetings by teachers and officers, and the election of officers. They also contain tributes to church members who have died (including the Reverend Jeremiah Jeter, former pastor of the church, who died in 1880), and committee and financial records of the administration of the Sunday school. Loose papers include a few records of the Board of Deacons, 1894; a list of pew renters, undated; Sunday school lesson notes, newspaper clippings, and printed religious literature. The Sunday school minutes contain a subject index
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Biographical or historical data
  • Richmond, located between Henrico and Chesterfield Counties, was named by William Byrd II, who envisioned the development of a city at the falls of the James River and with the help of William Mayo laid out the town in 1737. Richmond was established in 1742 and in 1779 was designated the capital of Richmond effective April 1780. It was incorporated as a city in 1842. Richmond was enlarged by annexation of Manchester (or South Richmond) in 1910, and by the addition of Barton Heights, Fairmount, and Highland Park in 1914.
  • Grace Street Baptist Church was organized in 1833 as Third Baptist Church by members of Second Baptist Church. In 1845, the congregation moved to Foushee and Grace Streets and the name was changed to Grace Street Baptist Church. In 1923, the congregation moved to Grove Avenue and Boulevard, and the name was officially changed to Grace Baptist Church in 1925. Fires in 1896 and 1946 destroyed many church records. The Sunday school was also organized in 1833.
Cataloging source
Grace Street Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.) Records
  • This collection came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Richmond
  • The collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
  • The Library of Virginia
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  • 0.25
Immediate source of acquisition
Richmond (City) Circuit Court
Type of unit
  • v. (319 p.) and
  • cu. ft. (1 box)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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