Early Churches of Tippecanoe County Indiana

Members of the Tippecanoe County Area area Genealogy Society are working on this list of early churches of Tippecanoe County.   We hope to add photographs of each one.  If you or someone you know has a photograph of any Church below we  would love to post it. This database is an effort to help others find genealogy resources in your search to find family information and preserve the history.  Please remember this information came mainly from early history books of the past. The beginning of many churches started in building of other denominations.  The main tables were created from TIPCOA members Susan Y. Clawson and Joyce Watterson.   Many photographs came from myself or Kathy & Keith Hiser, who enjoyed their trip around  Tippecanoe County finding what was left of the buildings.  Thanks ladies and Keith, we really appreciate your time and effort on this project. 

We would love help, connecting any additional information or webpage's.   I can link them to help us all learn the past history.  Already many links have gone bad.  Please share new ones at   E-mail: TIPCOA CHURCH INFO       


Fairfield, Lauramie, Perry, Randolph, Sheffield, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne & Wea.

Jackson township

Denomination

Church name

Origin date
& location

Founder

Buildings

Significant events / cemeteries

Address & possible
records available

Methodist Episcopal

Shawnee Mound / Wheeler’s Grove

More history

Photo of people abt 1888-1911 ?

 Photo & history

1828 home of William L. Newman; about 1832 in Shawnee Mound Academy (DeHart), in Sec 27 West side of township

 

1832, services and Methodist class (DeHart); church in Sec 27, S of Shawnee Mound (1878) 1855 church bldg erected, 1st in Jackson Twp, on Meharry land (Woods and Martin); 1889 remodeled (Julian); 1928 combined with Sugar Grove and Odel as Jackson Heights Methodist Church

Several bequests supported this church. After the 1928 consolidation, the building fell into disrepair.

Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Jackson United Methodist Church, 6825 St. Rd. 28 W.
West Point, IN, 47992
(Romney phone) 765-538-2073

Methodist Episcopal

Sugar Grove Methodist

 Sign & bell 

Worshiped in homes and the Sugar Grove school house, Sec. 30 and 31

 

1852 bldg erected of brick; open in 1909 (DeHart); at Sugar Grove (1878) 1928 combined with Shawnee Mound and Odell as Jackson Heights Methodist Church

Sugar Grove Cemetery

 

Jackson United Methodist Church, 6825 St. Rd. 28 W.
West Point, IN, 47992
(Romney phone) 765-538-2073

Methodist Episcopal

Odell Methodist

need photo

at Odell, Sec. 2

 

bldg on farm of G. W. Odell; still open in 1909 (DeHart); at Odell (1878) 1928 combined with Sugar Grove and Shawnee Mound as Jackson Heights Methodist Church

 

Jackson United Methodist Church, 6825 St. Rd. 28 W.
West Point, IN, 47992
(Romney phone) 765-538-2073

Methodist Episcopal

Prairie Chapel

need more info and photo

east part of twp (DeHart); Sec 27 (1878)

 

 

 

closed in 1909 (DeHart)

United Brethren

need more info and photo

Sec 21 (1878)

 

 

 

closed?

Christian

need more info and photo

Sec 19, E of Shawnee Mound (1878)

 

 

 

closed?

Bibliography use for Jackson township Churches

1878 Atlas of Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Knightstown, Ind.: Kingman Bros, 1878.
Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski Counties, Indiana
. [BH]. Chicago: Lewis. 1899. 2 vols.
Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
[BR] Chicago: Lewis, 1888.
DeHart, Richard P. Past and Present of Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Indianapolis: Bowen, 1909. 2 vols.
Julian, Dorothy. “Memories,” Jackson Township, Tippecanoe County Book, AKA Jackson Township High School, by Mildred Poisel Hanselman. [1998].
Woods, Paula, and Fern Martin. Traveling Through Tippecanoe St. Louis, MO: Bradley, 1992.
http://www.lafayettesbest.com/category/churches.htm

Another area you will find help are the cemeteries that were connected.  This list is also by township.


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