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Cedar Fork Baptist Church Records

Identifier: NCC-0207

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of membership directories, histories, photographs and other material documenting the life of the church. Included is a portrait of famed evangelist, Baxter Franklin McLendon.


  • circa 1920s-2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Cedar Fork Baptist Church was established on April 22, 1805 by Elders George Roberts and Roland Gooch of the Flat River Association. The initial structure was a log cabin built on the land of Lewis Herndon. A number of successive buildings housed the congregation, and the now displaced farming community of Nelson grew around it. As of 2018 the church stands at the corner of South Miami Boulevard and Old Page Road. It is the second oldest surviving Baptist congregation after Eno Primitive Baptist Church, and the third oldest surviving congregation of any denomination in Durham County.


1 Linear Feet (5 folders)

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This collection is arranged at the folder level by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Cora Ann Clegg

Related Materials

Cedar Fork Baptist Church Records (#CRMF321) at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University

Finding Aid for the Cedar Fork Baptist Church Records
Barbara Ilie
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Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States