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Saint James United Methodist Church (Hahnville, La.) records

Identifier: LACUMC-2012-031

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of Saint James United Methodist Church (Hahnville, La.). It includes membership records, administrative records, property records, committee records, and historical records.

Membership records consist of church register books, certificates of baptism, Sunday school records, and member lists. The church registers include names of pastors, members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

Administrative records include the congregation’s quarterly conference records (1885-1895), financial records (1973-2006), and insurance (1983-1993).

Property records include the church's deed and cemetery records.

Committee records document the activities of groups within the church, such as: Bethlehem Society (1873-1935) and Stewards and Leaders (1889-1896).

Historical records include correspondence (1988-2011) and printed items (2001-2008) consisting of a church history and anniversary programs.


  • 1873 - 2014


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

Saint James United Methodist Church (Hahnville, La.) traces its history to 1862 on the Fashion Plantation operated by Civil War general Richard Taylor. In 1875, the church relocated to Hahnville, Louisiana. The congregation constructed a church at 215 Pine Street. A hurricane destroyed the church building in 1965, and it was rebuilt at the same location. The church was discontinued in 2011.


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Arranged in four series. Series 1: Membership Records, 1875-2003. Series 2: Administrative Records, 1885-1895. Series 3: Committee Records, 1873-1935. Series 4: Historical Records, 1874-2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection consists of two accessions. Transferred by New Orleans District Office in 2012 (accession 2012-031) and 2021 (accession 2021-011).

Finding Aid to the Saint James United Methodist Church (Hahnville, La.) records
2016 finding aid by Olivia Brignac and Chris Brown. 2023 finding aid updates by Jasmine Jones 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