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College Hill Church of Christ records

 Collection — Folder: S2073
Identifier: S2073

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typewritten copy of the original records of the College Hill Church of Christ once located in Pierce Township, Washington County, Indiana. The copy was created in January 1967 by Miss Lulie Davis, Secretary of the Washington County Historical Society, Inc. Ranging from 1869 to 1956, the copied documents include entries from the church's first and second record books; the October 3, 1871 deed between Michael and Lucina Brown and the church; annual meeting reports; letters and receipts from the Potter Orphan Home of Bowling Green, Kentucky; letters of standing, letters of commendation, and other loose documents found in the record books; indexes of churches and individual names; and final remarks by Miss Davis. When the records were copied, the originals were in the possession of Jesse L. Rodman of Salem, Indiana.


  • 1869-1967

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 College Hill Church of Christ was founded in May 1869 in Pierce Township, Washington County, Indiana with thirty members. They met in a school house until the fall of 1874, when the church house was completed. Originally "Disciples of Christ," the church records began referring to the congregation as the "Church of Christ" in 1879 . The date of the last meeting in the church house is not known, but is believed to be sometime in 1956 or 1957. As required by the 1871 deed, the building and grounds reverted back to the owners of the farm from which the property was originally taken once the church ceased to occupy the property.


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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 the Washington County Historical Society in 1967.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/11/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/11/23 by Laura Eliason.
College Hill Church of Christ records
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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