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Little Sugar Creek Christian Church history

 Collection — Folder: S2071
Identifier: S2071

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a three-page handwritten history of the Little Sugar Creek Christian Church of Hancock County, Indiana. Much of the history is taken from George J. Richman's 1916 book, History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions, with additional information regarding the church during the time of Ozrow Kemerly's ministry also included. The undated history is possibly a draft for an article about the church's centennial that was published in theGreenfield Daily Reporter on September 6, 1934 or was used as part of the church's centennial celebration.


  • circa 1934

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Little Sugar Creek Christian Church was founded in the summer of 1834 with eight members. It was located in Brandywine Township in Hancock County, Indiana about 4 miles south and two miles west of Greenfield. The church met in a log school house until they were able to build a church in 1868. When the church celebrated its centennial in September 1934, Ozrow Kemerly was the minister and the congregation had 150 members. In June 1967, the church property was transferred to the Sugar Creek Baptist Church and the church building was torn down in 1974.


Information found within collection.

Skvarenina, Joe. "Small Christian Church Founded in 1834." Greenfield Daily Reporter (Ind.), June 10, 1996.

"The Little Sugar Creek Christian Church has Been Active 100 Years." Greenfield Daily Reporter (Ind.), September 6, 1934.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Kemerly on 1935/10/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/11/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/11/18 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.