Archive Files

Title

Archive Files

Subject

Churches -- Kansas -- Ellsworth County.
Ellsworth County (Kan.)
Church history -- Kansas -- Ellsworth County.

Description

[These items are held by the Ellsworth County Historical Society. Please contact the Ellsworth County Historical Society for more information on these items.] The Ellsworth County Historical Society has information on the churches listed below. They also have numerous pictures in storage or in books. Finally, they have newspaper articles from 1871-1925 stored on CD and in their computers' hard drives, which include religious activities:

Ellsworth Churches:

Abundant Grace Community Fellowship Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Split from Evangelical Free 2006, Reunited 2012

Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded 1879- Closing date unknown

Second Baptist Church (Ellsworth, Kan.) The building used by the Black congregation of the Second Baptist Church is preserved on the grounds of the Hodgden House Museum Complex.
Closing date unknown.

Smokey Hill Baptist Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded Dec. 1997- Still Meeting

St. Bernard’s Catholic Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded 4/5/1873- Still Meeting

Holy Apostles Episcopal Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded 1893- Still Meeting

Evangelical Free Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded Sept. 1950- Still Meeting

First Lutheran Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded 6/14/1888- likely replaced by Immanuel Lutheran Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded 1/11/1916- Still Meeting

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Is north of town off of Highway 14. It was preceded by David’s Star Lutheran which began in 1877; then changed to St. Paul Lutheran Church 1898- Still Meeting

Wyman Chapel African Methodist Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Closing date unknown

South African Methodist Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Closing date unknown

United Methodist Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded as Methodist Episcopal 1872; Then became the United Methodist Church in 1868 due to the denominational merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the United Brethren Church; In Ellsworth became the First Methodist church in 1938- Still Meeting

First Presbyterian Church (Ellsworth, Kan.)
Founded 1878- Still Meeting

United Methodist Church (Carneiro, Kan.)
Founded 1885- Still Meeting

Church of Christ (Carneiro, Kan.)
Founded 1902- Closed 1955


Mulberry Township:

Mulberry United Brethren Church (Mulberry Township, Ellsworth County, Kan.)
Founded before 1881- Closed in 1920. The Mulberry United Methodist Church went by many names, including: Mulberry Church, United Brethren Church, Old Stone Church, and Yordy Church (a name deriving from the first family that settled in northeastern Ellsworth County, near where the Church would later be built).

St. May’s Catholic Church (Holyrood, Kan.)
Founded 1886- Still Meeting

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Holyrood, Kan.)
Founded 1884- Still Meeting

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (Holyrood, Kan.)
Founded 1892- Still Meeting

Methodist Episcopal Church (Holyrood, Kan.)
Closed before 1926

United Methodist Church (Kanopolis, Kan.)
Founded 1886- Still Meeting

St. Ignatius Catholic Church (Kanopolis, Kan.)
Founded 1938-Still Meeting

First Baptist Church (Lorraine, Kan.)
Founded 1878- Still Meeting

First Baptist Church (Wilson, Kan.)
Founded 1900- Still Meeting

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church (Wilson, Kan.)
Founded 1883- Still Meeting

First Presbyterian Church (Wilson, Kan.)
Founded 1875- Still Meeting

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Wilson, Kan.)
Founded 1912- Still Meeting

Creator

Compiled by Ellsworth County Historical Society

Source

Ellsworth County Historical Society
P.O. Box 144
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Phone: 785-472-3059
Email: echsks@gmail.com

Date

1870s - 2015

Rights

All available for public access at the Ellsworth County Historical Society.

Format

Documents, Books, CDs, and images

Language

English (primary)

Type

Text, Still Images

Coverage

1870s - 2015
Ellsworth County (Kan.)

Citation

Compiled by Ellsworth County Historical Society, “Archive Files,” Religion in Kansas Project, accessed January 25, 2022, https://ksreligion.omeka.net/items/show/1662.