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Closed Church Records from Garrett UMC

Closed Church Records from Garrett UMC

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Central Illinois Confrence Closed Church

Garrett UMC





Overview of the Collection

Repository:IGRC Archives and Special Collections, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL.
Creator:Garrett UMC
Title:Closed Church Records from Garrett UMC
Dates:1904-1979
Quantity:.25 cubic feet
Abstract: The church closed in 1979 and transferred records include three memborship books and conference reports.
Identification:3347
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

There are three membership books with baptismal and marriage information, one folder of church correspondece and one folder of conference reports, scattered years. There are documents related to real property stored in the church's historical folder in the archives which includes a platt map identifying where members lived.


Church History

Garrett began in 1886 with worship services on the second floor of G. D. Monroe's general store on the main street of the village. Meetings moved to a schoolhouse. On March 20, 1889, Andrew and Mary Garrett donated lots for the building of a church. The church, built with volunteer labor, was dedicated on December 1, 1889.

The Ladies' Aid Society was organized in 1886 and were active in promoting the building a church. In 1894 the Society bought a church bell. Garrett ws part a a 6 point charge. The first pastors lived in various houses in Atwood and Garrett. The Garrett parsonage was built in 1905 and later sold in 1969.

Due to declining membership and the repair costs needed to the church building, the members voted to close in 1979.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Uninted Methodist Church (Garrett, Ill.)
Douglas County, Ill.
Church registers and records

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is unrestricted.


Separated Material

Volumes: 150A Membership register (1898-1908); 150B Membership Register (1910-1915); 150C Membership Register (1949-1979).


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