Holston Conference History & Finding Aids

The Methodist Episcopal Church created the Holston Conference in 1824. The territory comprising Holston had been a part of the Western Annual Conference. Until 1890 the Holston Conference included a large part of western North Carolina. Today the Holston Conference comprises the geographic area surrounding the Holston River, and includes southwest Virginia, eastern Tennessee as far west as Oak Ridge, and a small portion of northern Georgia near Chattanooga.