Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church

History

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church was founded in 1850 as a local church in Washington, D.C. for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. What started with 50 members quadrupled in size until the Civil War when membership dropped significantly. After the Civil War, the church experienced a steady period of growth.

from Washington DC Directories

1867: First Congregational Methodist Chapel, M near 9th; Rev W.V. Tudor, pastor
1868: First Congregational Methodist Chapel, M near 9th; Rev W.V. Tudor, pastor
1869: First Congregational Methodist Chapel, M near 9th; Rev W.V. Tudor, pastor
1870: Mount Vernon Place, cor of K and 9th, NW. Rev. W.V. Tudor, pastor.
 Also: Northern Market space or Mount Vernon Place, from 7th to 9th on K NW
1871: Mount Vernon Place, cor K and 9th NW. Rev. W.V. Tudor, Pastor.
1873: Mount Vernon Church, cor 9th and K NW. Rev. A.E. Wilson, Rev. John Poisal, assistant.
1875: Mount Vernon Church, cor 9th and K. Rev. A.E. Wilson; Rev. John Poisal, assistant.
1882: Mt Vernon Pl, K & 9th NW -- Rev. W.P. Harrison, DD, Pastor, 1423 8th NW;
 Lewis Edwards, sexton, 1802 18th NW

Archives

Document Date Contributor
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Marriage Register 1865-1900 Aug 2010 Ray Gurganus
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church Baptisms, 1870-1889 Aug 2010 Ray Gurganus
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church Baptisms, 1889-1900 Apr 2011 Harry Rudd
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church Membership, 1869-1874 Apr 2011 Ray Gurganus

Pastors

ThumbnailDescriptionContributedContributor
Rev. William W. Bennett, 1850 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. Leonidas Rosser, 1851 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. John D. Blackwell, 1852 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. James A. Duncan, 1853 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. David Seth Doggett, 1857 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. John C. Granbery, 1857 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. George H. Ray, 1861 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. John W. Boteler, 1863 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. William V. Tudor, 1866 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. S. Samuel Roszel, 1871 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. Alpheus Waters Wilson, 1873 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. W. P. Harrison, 1878 Wikipedia
Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. Samuel W. Haddaway, 1886 Mar 2011 NY Times
Rev. J. T. Wightman, 1890 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. Isaac W. Canter, 1893 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus
Rev. Jefferson W. Duffey, 1897 Mar 2011 Ray Gurganus