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Amity United Methodist Church Records, 1901-2000 and undated


Amity United Methodist Church is an historic church located in Engelhard, N.C. The Amity United Methodist Church Records, 1901-2000 and undated, comprises materials created by the congregation and church administrators. The collection primarily consists of church registers, including Sunday school class registers and a guestbook, and materials documenting the renovation of the church and subsequent Homecoming celebration in 1986-1987. Papers include congregation records, correspondence, meeting minutes, clippings, programs, and ephemera.

Title

Amity United Methodist Church Records, 1901-2000 and undated

Collection Number

CHR.5170

Date(s)

1901-2000 and undated

Box 1
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
0.17
Abstract

Amity United Methodist Church is an historic church located in Engelhard, N.C. The Amity United Methodist Church Records, 1901-2000 and undated, comprises materials created by the congregation and church administrators. The collection primarily consists of church registers, including Sunday school class registers and a guestbook, and materials documenting the renovation of the church and subsequent Homecoming celebration in 1986-1987. Papers include congregation records, correspondence, meeting minutes, clippings, programs, and ephemera.

Physical Location

5B0

Creator

Amity United Methodist Church (Engelhard, N.C.)

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


Chronological. Undated materials are housed at the end of the collection.


Chronological. Undated materials are housed at the end of the collection.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.


Processed by Samantha Crisp, December 2017.


Amity Methodist Church is located about halfway between Lake Landing and Engelhard, N.C. The church is believed to have been dedicated in 1852. Prior to that time, a chapel known as Mattamuskeet Chapel stood on the property and was used for Methodist worship. The land for the church was purchased in 1841 and 1848, but neither the construction date nor the disposition of the Mattamuskeet Chapel is currently known. Church historians presume it to have been demolished or moved when the Amity Methodist Church was built on the site. The church is accompanied by a cemetery that dates from 1846. The site of the church and cemetery was once known as Indian Ridge. Most of the church's records have either not survived or were never created.

The church is a two-story white building that was built with a balcony for enslaved members of the community to attend services. In 1986, the church underwent renovations to have the church belfry repaired, the bell reconditioned, plaster repaired, interior and exterior surfaces painted, and window treatments done. As of 2000, services were still being conducted in the church on every third Sunday.


Donated by Florence C. Mitchell, January 2017.


CHR.5170, Amity United Methodist Church Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.


Collection donated by Florence C. Mitchell January, 2017.


The Amity United Methodist Church Records, 1901-2000 and undated, comprises materials created by the congregation and administrators of Amity Methodist Church in Engelhard, N.C. The collection primarily consists of church registers, including Sunday school class registers and a guestbook, and materials documenting the renovation of the church and subsequent Homecoming celebration in 1986-1987. Papers include congregation records, correspondence, meeting minutes, clippings, programs, and ephemera. Also included are several undated Amity Methodist Church histories, as well as an undated history of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Hamilton, N.C.


  • St. Martin's Episcopal Church (Hamilton, N.C.)
  • Church architecture--North Carolina--History
  • Church buildings--North Carolina--History
  • Methodist church buildings--North Carolina
  • Methodist Church--North Carolina--History
  • Methodists--North Carolina--History
  • Engelhard (N.C.)--History