Saxon United Methodist Church Spartanburg

Saxon United Methodist Church
Records, 1970-2003
1 cubic feet, in 2 boxes and 2 volumes

History note:  Organized in 1903, Saxon Methodist Church served Methodists in the Saxon Mill Village of Spartanburg, SC.  Members of the congregation worshiped in homes until building a small church in 1908.  A later structure, built in 1933, served as the church until 2003.  The church prospered for many years, but by the 1990s, the community around the church had changed.  Most members left the church in May 2003, and the Annual Conference declared the church abandoned in June 2004.   

Organization note: Arranged into membership, administrative, and historical records. 

Access note:  Unrestricted

Summary note:  Records consist of the membership volumes from the late 1940s to the 1990s, property transfer documents, administrative reports, some historical sketches, charters, and photographs. 

Citation:  Cite as: Records of Saxon United Methodist Church, Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College

Location:  Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Related material:   Spartanburg District Records

Administrative notes:  Received by transfer from the Spartanburg District Superintendent January 2005.  Property files transferred from the Conference Trustees in 2006.  Processed November 2006 by Phillip Stone. 

Finding Aid:  Folder listing

Folder Listing

Box 1
Reports, 1980-82
Reports and Directory, 1994-95
Reports, 1996-98
Reports, 1999-2001
Reports, 2002-2003
Homecoming 1974-Membership Rolls
Christmas Memories, 1998
Building Fund Statements
Construction Documents
Bulletin blanks
WSCS Charter
Boy Scout Troop Charter
Building Committee
Property Files (received from conference chancellor)
 Sale of Lot 2
 Sale of Parsonage
Sale of Church Building Property
 Recorded 1973 deed
 Plat No. 7, 1964
 Plat No. 7, 1957
 Plat No. 7, 1957
 Resolution, Sale of Parsonage, 1964
 Mortgage, new parsonage, 1964
Deed, Parsonage, 1957
 Deed, lots 3 and 5, 1973
 Release of Reverter, lot 4, 1974
 Deed, lot 4, 1905
 Survey, 1964
 Right of Way Deed, 1952
 Survey, 1973

Box 2
Insurance Papers
Balance Sheets, 2001-2002
Balance Sheets, 2003

Membership Volumes (2) on shelf