Guide to the Churches of Henry Co., AL Wiregrass Church
Documentation Project Record

Group 078

Date Span:  2007 - 2009

Extent: 0.33 cubic feet

Project Historical Sketch:  Recognizing that the church played a significant role in the social and cultural as well as spiritual lives of Wiregrass citizens, Wiregrass Archives director, Dr. Martin T. Olliff, began in 2003 a four-phase project to document churches in a 30-county coverage area.  Phase 1 was a windshield survey of churches in the rural areas of the counties; Phase 2 requires contacting those churches to gather demographic data about their congregations; Phase 3 seeks to locate and collect church records, and Phase 4 will produce or gather histories of churches and archivally arrange and describe church records.
Various entities have supported this work through monetary grants, particularly the Troy State University Dothan Faculty Council, the Troy University Faculty Development Committee, and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.

Henry Co., AL, Survey Historical Sketch:  Scotty Kirkland conducted the Phase 1 survey in 2007 as a work for hire, supported by a grant from the Troy University Dothan Campus Library.  WA staff members Tina Bernath and Angela K. Smith conducted the Phase 2 surveys by telephone, letter and email in Spring 2009

Scope / Content: Contains information on rural churches in Henry County, Alabama, pursuant to all phases of the overall project.  Files contain a combination of Alabama Historic Commission historical building survey forms, measured-drawing site plans, printed photographs from Phase 1 fieldwork, and histories, bulletins, demographic surveys, and other information gathered in Phase 2.  CD-Roms contain digital photographs taken as part of the Phase 1 windshield survey.
Samford University microfilms records of churches in Alabama.  The inventory notes which Wiregrass churches have records at Samford.

Organization: Arranged alphabetically by church name.

Preferred Citation: Wiregrass Church Documentation Project, RG078, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?:  Open to qualified researchers.

Inventory:

File I.D.

File Label

# Pix

078

07-0208

001

001

Abbeville Assembly of God

3

078

07-0208

001

002

Abbeville Church of Christ

078

07-0208

001

003

Abbeville Memorial Church of God in Christ  (COGIC)

4

078

07-0208

001

004

Abbeville United Methodist - includes 2003 directory and history

6

078

07-0208

001

005

Adoniram Baptist - includes brief history from internet

4

078

07-0208

001

006

Balkum Baptist

5

078

07-0208

001

007

Balkum Chapel Missionary - includes Balkum Cemetery names list from internet

3

078

07-0208

001

008

Bethlehem Baptist - Abbeville

6

078

07-0208

001

009

Bethlehem Baptist - Headland

4

078

07-0208

001

010

Blackwoods Congregational

7

078

07-0208

001

011

Calvary Baptist - Abbeville - includes, bulletin, newsletter, 50th Anniversary celebration program

078

07-0208

001

012

Camp Springs Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

013

Center Baptist

5

078

07-0208

001

014

Center United Methodist

4

078

07-0208

001

015

Chester Chapel Free Will Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

016

Christ Temple No. 2 Freewill Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

017

Concord Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

018

County Line Primitive Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

019

Edwin United Methodist

3

078

07-0208

001

020

Faith Christian Fellowship

3

078

07-0208

001

021

Fellowship Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

022

First Assembly of God - Abbeville

3

078

07-0208

001

023

First Baptist - Abbeville - includes church bulletin, newsletter, history

7

078

07-0208

001

024

First Baptist - Headland

5

078

07-0208

001

025

First Missionary Baptist - Newville

4

078

07-0208

001

026

Free Gift AME

3

078

07-0208

001

027

Freedom Fellowship Church

3

078

07-0208

001

028

Gateway Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

029

Good Tidings Assembly of God

3

078

07-0208

001

030

Gospel of the Kingdom Covenant Church

4

078

07-0208

001

031

Greater Friendship AME

5

078

07-0208

001

032

Greater Shiloh Baptist

5

078

07-0208

001

033

Green Valley Church

3

078

07-0208

001

034

Haleburg Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

035

Haleburg United Methodist

3

078

07-0208

001

036

Headland First Assembly of God

3

078

07-0208

001

037

Hebron Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

038

Henry County Church of Christ

3

078

07-0208

001

039

Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

040

Jackson Chapel Church of God in Christ  (COGIC)

4

078

07-0208

001

041

Jesus First Church

3

078

07-0208

001

042

Judson Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

043

Lakeside Christian Fellowship

3

078

07-0208

001

044

Landmark Full Gospel Church

2

078

07-0208

001

045

Lawrenceville Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

046

Liberty United Methodist - includes news article from the internet

5

078

07-0208

001

047

Little Rocky Mount Freewill Baptist - includes deed from internet

7

078

07-0208

001

048

Macedonia Church of God in Christ  (COGIC)

4

078

07-0208

001

049

Mary Magdalene Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

050

Miracle Deliverance Church

4

078

07-0208

001

051

Mission Chapel

4

078

07-0208

001

052

Mount Enon Primitive Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

053

Mount Olive Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

054

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church - see record in Houston County churches

4

078

07-0208

001

055

Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

056

Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist

6

078

07-0208

001

057

Mount Zion AME - Lawrenceville

4

078

07-0208

001

058

Mount Zion Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

059

Mount Zion Free Will Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

060

Mount Zion Primitive Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

061

New Bethel Church

3

078

07-0208

001

062

New Birth Holiness

3

078

07-0208

001

063

New Hope Freewill Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

064

New Hope Missionary Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

065

New Mount Zion Freewill Baptist

6

078

07-0208

001

066.1

New Prospect Free Will Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

066.2

New Prospect Primitive Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

067

New Salem Missionary Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

068

New Testament Holiness

3

078

07-0208

001

069

New Zion Freewill Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

070

Newville Baptist

6

078

07-0208

001

071

Oakey Grove Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

072

Oakey Grove Community Methodist

3

078

07-0208

001

073

Old Friendship AME

3

078

07-0208

001

074

Old Zion Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

075

Outreach For Souls Church

3

078

07-0208

001

076

Pilgrims Rest Free Will Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

077

Piney Grove Primitive Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

078

Pleasant Grove Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

079

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

080

Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

081

Pleasant Plains Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

082

Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

083

Rocky Mount Baptist

5

078

07-0208

001

084

Saint John AME

5

078

07-0208

001

085

Saint Michael AME

5

078

07-0208

001

086

Saint Paul Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

087

Saint Peter AME

3

078

07-0208

001

088

Saint Peter Missionary Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

089

Sardis Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

090

Sardis Missionary Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

091

Shorterville Baptist (County Road 47)

4

078

07-0208

001

092

Shorterville Baptist (County Road 65)

6

078

07-0208

001

093

Spring Hill Missionary Baptist

5

078

07-0208

001

094

Sweet Bethel Baptist

4

078

07-0208

001

095

Tolbert Baptist

5

078

07-0208

001

096

Trinity Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

097

Tumbleton Assembly of God

4

078

07-0208

001

098

Union Free Will Baptist

3

078

07-0208

001

099

Union Springs Baptist

6

078

07-0208

001

100

Welcome Church/Abbeville Missionary Church

3

078

07-0208

001

101

Newville Methodist - building abandoned 1975, moved 1976  [internet history]

078

07-0208

CD1

001

Digital Photographs, Henry County Churches

Last Updated: 04/29/2014

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