Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

Presbytery Boundaries

In extenuating circumstances, the General Synod may assign a church to a Presbytery regardless of the established geographical areas. Except for those circumstances the geographical areas are as follows:

Canadian Presbytery - Constituted to be effective January 4, 2004, it was formed by the division of Northeast Presbytery at the Canadian Border and includes the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.

Catawba Presbytery - Constituted in 1919 by the division of First Presbytery. It now includes all of the state of South Carolina, except for the western counties of Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Barnwell, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg, and Union; the state of Louisiana; and the state of Texas.

First Presbytery - Constituted in October 1800, it was formed by the division of the Associate Reformed Presbytery of the Carolinas and Georgia. It now includes the state of North Carolina and the following counties in Appalachia: Kentucky - Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, and Whitley; Tennessee - Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hnacock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington; Virginia - Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington, and Wise.

Florida Presbytery - Constituted October 16, 1963 by the division of Second Presbytery. It now includes the state of Florida.

Mississippi Valley Presbytery - Constituted in 1931 when the Memphis and Louisville Presbyteries merged. It now includes the states of Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and the western part of the state of Tennessee west of the Tennessee River,

Northeast Presbytery - Constituted January 1, 1987, it was formed by the division of Virginia Presbytery. It now includes the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Washington, DC and in Virginia the County of Fairfax, the independent city of Alexandria, the independent city of Falls Church, and in West Virginia those counties north of the southern boundaries of Preston, Taylor, Harrison, Doddridge, Ritchie and Wood counties.”

Pacific Presbytery - Constituted July 10, 1997 when the General Synod entered into a covenant relationship with certain ministers and congregations of the independent U.S. Presbytery to establish the Pacific Presbytery. It includes the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.

Second Presbytery - Constituted in October 1800, it was formed by the division of the Associate Reformed Presbytery of the Carolinas and Georgia. It now includes the state of Georgia and the Western South Carolina counties of Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Barnwell, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg, and Union.

Tennessee-Alabama Presbytery - Constituted in 1937, it now includes the state of Alabama, the eastern two-thirds of the state of Tennessee east of the Tennessee River except for the counties of Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Sevirr, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington, and the Cleveland Street Church, New Albany, Mississippi.

Virginia Presbytery - Constituted in 1854, it includes the State of Virginia, except for the County of Fairfax, the independent city of Alexandria, and the independent city of Falls Church, and the State of West Virginia except for the “counties north of the southern boundaries of Preston, Taylor, Harrison, Doddridge, Ritchie, and Wood Counties”