Chelsea United Methodist Church (Wappinger, N.Y.) Records, 1908-2003

Extent: 2.3 linear feet, in 2 records storage cartons and 1 medium flat Hollinger box

The Chelsea United Methodist Church was originally known as the Carthage Landing Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1823 a Methodist society was organized in the village of Low Point, in the south-west part of the town of Wappinger between Fishkill Landing and New Hamburgh. The five Trustees elected were:  Elijah Budd, John H. Brinckerhoff, Felix Shurter, Henry I. Brinckerhoff and Garret B. Brinckerhoff. A church was built in 1833. In 1871 the village changed its name to Carthage Landing. In 1879 the church had its first resident pastor, and in 1901 the name of the church was changed to Chelsea. In 1974 Chelsea was placed on a charge with Beacon. It celebrated its sesquicentennial in 1983. In 1994 it was placed on a charge with Wiccopee, and in 2003 it was closed.

The records of the Chelsea United Methodist Church, located in Chelsea NY include financial and administrative records from 1969 to 2003, as well as a 1908 anniversary poster. The records do not include baptism, marriage, death, or membership records; the location of these is unknown. The collection also does not include any records from its predecessor church (Carthage Landing Methodist Episcopal Church), which was founded in 1833 and renamed Chelsea in 1901.


  • Chelsea Methodist Episcopal Church – (Wappinger, N.Y.)
  • Chelsea United Methodist Church – (Wappinger, N.Y.)

Types of Material:

  • Administrative records
  • Church records

Call Number: LCH.0012