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Rosedale United Methodist Church (Rosedale, La.) records

Identifier: LACUMC-2019-012

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily documents the activities of the Rosedale United Methodist Church (Rosedale, La.). Early records contain references to nearby congregations on the Grosse Tete and False River Charge such as Arbroth, Harmony, Cottonwood, Poydras, and False River. The collection includes membership records (records of baptism, marriages, full church membership, and deaths), quarterly conference records, charge conference records, board of trustees meeting minutes, church administrative records, and historical records such as church bulletins, newspaper clippings, mortgage notes, and Sunday School records. Also included are the Wilson Memorial United Methodist Church (Lottie, La.) charge conference records (1967-1971), a church on the Lottie-Rosedale charge.


  • 1870 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Rosedale United Methodist Church (Rosedale, La.) originated as a congregation on the Grosse Tete and False River charge. The first services in the Rosedale area were conducted at Live Oak Plantation, with later services being held at the Presbyterian Church following its construction. Sunday School work was reported at Rosedale in 1894, and by 1895 collections had been taken for the construction of an official church building, which was completed and dedicated on March 14, 1895. In 1957, the congregation created a fund for a new church building and by 1963 was holding services in the completed new church. Formal dedication of the new church was held on August 30, 1970. In 2015, the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church formally declared Rosedale discontinued and abandoned.


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection is organized by subject, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection transferred by Chris Blanchard in 2019.

Finding Aid to the Rosedale United Methodist Church (Rosedale, La.) records
Brendan Carrell and Chris Brown
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Repository Details

Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository

2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport LA 71104 US
(318) 869-5462