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United Methodist Church (U.S.) North Georgia Conference Augusta District Mayfield Circuit records, 1896-1990

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Methodist Church (U.S.) North Georgia Conference Augusta District Mayfield Circuit.
Title: United Methodist Church (U.S.) North Georgia Conference Augusta District Mayfield Circuit records, 1896-1990
Call Number:Record Group No. 037
Extent: 4.0 cubic ft. (8 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of records pertaining to the Mayfield circuit, including quarterly conference records, a church register, daybooks, and other material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], United Methodist Church (U.S.) North Georgia Conference Augusta District Mayfield Circuit Records, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Cindy Bunch and Joan Clemens, 2003.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Mayfield circuit was formed in 1906 as an outgrowth of Culverton circuit’s missionary efforts. By 1915 the circuit served Mayfield, Rock Mills (Jewell), Smyrna, and Powellton. A parsonage was built for the circuit in Mayfield, Georgia, in 1918, and Mt. Hope was added to the circuit in 1952.

Mayfield United Methodist Church began in the early 1890s as a Sunday school that met intermittently. In 1894, Rev. Marion Eakes began preaching at Mayfield on Sunday afternoons. On the initiative of the congregation, property was acquired, and a sanctuary was built and dedicated in July 1897. Between 1948 and 1953, a new building was constructed and furnished.

In 1990 Mayfield United Methodist Church, as well as the Powellton and Smyrna churches, were closed due to the lack of a congregation. At that time Mt. Hope and Rock Mills were transferred to the Jewell circuit. Rock Mills (Jewell) was closed in 1998, leaving Mt. Hope as the only church on the Jewell charge.

Biographical Source: United Methodist Church (U.S.) North Georgia Conference Local church histories, MSS 028, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Biographical Source: Lawrence, Harold. Changes in charge lines: North Georgia Conference, 1913-1996. Milledgeville, Ga.: Boyd Publishing Company, 1997.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is made up of records pertaining to the Mayfield circuit, including some records regarding all of the churches in the circuit: Mayfield, Rock Mills (Jewell), Smyrna, Powellton, and Mt. Hope. The bulk of the records, however, pertain to Mayfield United Methodist Church. The Mayfield circuit records include both bound and loose quarterly conference records dating from 1911 to 1972. Also of note is a church register which contains membership, marriage and baptism information for Mayfield, Rock Mills, Smyrna, and Powellton. The marriages and baptisms are not designated by church, however, and these records may not be complete. The collection also include records from executive meetings, memorials of church members, and other miscellaneous material.

Records specific to the Mayfield congregation consist of Sunday school records, materials pertaining to the church building, membership information and the records of the women’s group. A significant amount of the records are bound Sunday school record books dating from 1896 to 1930. Also of note is a daybook that contains information on each Sunday service from 1900 to 1923.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Executive board minutes, 1965-1974
8 Membership register [bound] with loose material, 1901-1937
1 2 Miscellaneous, 1954-1987
Quarterly Conference Records
1 3-8 [Bound], 1911-1934
2 1-2 [Bound], 1934-1940
2 3-8 [Loose], 1941-1951
3 1-8 [Loose], 1952-1969
4 1-2 [Loose], 1969-1972
Mayfield United Methodist Church (Mayfield, Ga.)
4 3 Church building, 1948-1956
4 4 Church building, 1948-1956
4 5 Church building, 1949-1953
4 6 Church register – loose pages, 1901-1938
4 7 Daybook, 1900-1923
4 8 Daybook – loose material, 1900-1923
4 9 Guest register pages, 1953-1990
4 10 Memorials, 1954-1956
5 Sunday school record books, 1896-1917 July
6 Sunday school record books, 1917 August-1930 March
7 Women’s organization records, 1950-1977