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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, Jackson, LauramiePerry,  Randolph, Sheffield, Shelby, Tippecanoe Union, Wabash, Washington, & Wea..

Wayne township

  see the bottom listing for the new Wea Plains Church.


Church name

Origin date
& location



Significant events / cemeteries

Address & possible
records available

Methodist Episcopal

West Point United Methodist

1837; on Monroe St in West Point (1866 map and 1878 Atlas);

OR 1826 (“West Point UMC”)

first sermon by Rev. John Emmett 

1837 first building erected in township at West Point; used by other denominations, including Rev. Carnahan of the Presbyterian Church; new building 1907; only church in township in 1909 (DeHart); Rev. George W. Switzer, presiding elder

When school burned in 1937 HS classes held in ME church and a house

West Point United Methodist
4923 Monroe St.
West Point, IN 47992


West Point Baptist

origin after 1837 (BR)


building erected several years after 1837 (BR); closed; in 1966 new org. sponsor by Creasy Lane Baptist Church; building 1968


West Point Baptist Church, Washington St
West Point, IN 47992
765- 572-2490


West Point Christian

Need photo

in West Point on Mulberry St 
(1866 map and 1878 Atlas)






Glen Hall Presbyterian Church

Need photo

North of West Point (1878)


Road sign is all that is left. to this small community

Daniel W. Cooper minister here and at Romney (Herald)

Closed; Records might be at Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

United Brethren

Pin Hook United Brethren Church

Need photo

South of West Point, in Sec 31 (1878), CR 800 S at 700 W


begun about 1837; area of Clarksburg, town now abandoned; in Wayne and Jackson townships. (Pin Hook articles)



Wea Plain   2017

Quaker Meeting House Sec. 8, N 1/2 of the NE qt.    Said to be there in 1837 in the Farmers Institute minutes. Notes found in Aug. 2017 by Kathy Cox.  A cemetery is listed in the book by Sarah Crocket...... There were not headstone in this cemetery.  No know list has been found as of this year.   closed before 1848 and land sold.

Bibliography use for Wayne township Churches

1866 map of West Point. 1866 Wall Map; reproduced in West Point Memory Book. Mildred Poisel Hanselman. [1998].
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.
Herald and Presbyter (church journal), 22 Dec 1920, Deaths, obit of Daniel W. Cooper (1830–20).
Pin Hook Church articles. Jackson Township, Tippecanoe County Book, AKA Jackson Township High School, by Mildred Poisel Hanselman. [1998].
“West Point UMC.” Heritage of Faith. Lafayette Journal and Courier clipping not dated. Tippecanoe County Public Library vertical file.

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

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