SHV Belfast UMC Celebrates 200 Years of Ministry

When much of what is now Highland County was still wilderness, Thomas McCoy, along with his wife and child, arrived in the Belfast area from Bourbon County, Ky. and fashioned a cabin a little northwest of where the village was later established. By 1804 other families had arrived in the area, and in 1804 Job Haigh hosted the first worship service in his home. That first service was led by a Baptist minister, but by 1815 a Methodist minister by the name of the Rev. James Quinn arrived in the area and hosted a service in the home of Samuel Clark near where the Haigh Cemetery stands today.  (READ ARTICLE)