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Ball United Methodist Church (Ball, La.) records

Identifier: LACUMC-Ball UMC

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of Ball United Methodist Church (Ball, La.). Early church registers contain information about other nearby congregations: Locust Grove Church, Bethel Church, Pleasant Grove Church, Hickory Grove Church, Cypress Grove Church, Barron Chapel Church, Clear Creek Church, Bentley Church, and Spring Hill Church. The collection includes registers, membership records, quarterly conference records, charge conference records, board meeting minutes, historical documents, property records, financial records, Woman’s Society of Christian Service records, and certificates.


  • 1902 - 2004


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

Ball United Methodist Church (Ball, La.) traces its history to 1910 when a church was built on the property of J.F. Ball and Brothers Lumber Company. In 1911, the church was deeded to the Methodist Protestant Church. In 1945, the congregation dedicated a newly constructed building. The church closed in 2005.


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection transferred circa 2005.

Finding Aid to the Ball United Methodist Church (Ball, La.) records
Olivia Brignac 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