Friday, April 25, 2014

Old Crawfordsville and other community churches featured

The Reference and Local History Department (second floor of the library) recently created a display of community churches. Records are showcased from as early as 1820 (Ladoga Christian Church Elders Transactions), Haw Creek (1833), Union Presbyterian (1834), and many others. Many of the churches exhibited no longer exist, but often newer buildings were erected on the same site. There are also some "old" ministers/reverends/pastors in the display. Dr. Hugh T. Gary, for example, kept a detailed record in the 1890s and even listed his marriage expenses (while serving in Crawfordsville).

Center Church is shown here, highlighted
in the display

Dr. Hugh T. Gary is displayed, along with his wife.
There are accounts of his wedding in his personal ledger.

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