A Survey of the Churches of Robeson County, North Carolina, 1948-1949.

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Johnson, Guy B.  “A Survey of the Churches of Robeson County, North Carolina, 1948-1949.”  Tentative compilation: 3 Oct. 1948.  Revised introductory remarks: 20 Jan. 1950.  12 p.  [Included in entry 468].


Churches were visited mainly during the summer of 1948.  The survey found 216 churches (three townships were omitted). Estimates the Indian population at over 15,000.  Of the Indian churches, 10.8% were Baptist and 6.4% Methodist.  Notes a strong influence by Free Will Baptists, Pentecostal Holiness, and Church of God.  Found that revivalism was important among the Indians, as was righteous living.  Provides a checklist of churches, arranged by township, which gives name, denomination, and race of each church.

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