Dates: 1835-1865

Collection Number: MS 1

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder (2 items).

Creators/Collectors: Ballenger Creek Baptist Church (Albemarle County, Va.)

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:  Records of Ballenger Creek Church, MS 1, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va. 

Acquisition Information: Gift of Kenneth D. Swope, Lewisburg, W. Va.

Biographical/Historical Information: Ballenger Creek Church was located near the town of Warren in southern Albemarle County, Virginia and became a Baptist church in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. The church dissolved sometime after 1865.

Scope and Content: The Ballenger Creek Church records consist of two record books. It includes membership registers and meeting minutes.


The collection contains two books.

Book 1: “Old Church Book up to Nov. 1856,” contains membership lists of white, enslaved, and free Black members, rules for church government, and meeting minutes for May 1846 – January 1847 and March 1847 – May 1856.

Book 2: Book begins in October 1852 and contains rules for church government, a roll of white members (November 1856), and church meeting minutes for September 1856 – May 1859 and July 1859 – July 1863.

Corporate Names: Ballenger Creek Baptist Church (Albemarle County, Va.)


  • African American Baptists--Virginia--Albemarle County.
  • Albemarle County (Va.) -- Church history.
  • Baptists -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.
  • Church records and registers.

Record Types: Minutes (records).