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Plainville Christian Church history

 Collection — Folder: S2080
Identifier: S2080

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of "History of Plainville Christian Church, July 16, 1888 to July 16, 1938," a five-page typed essay written by Miss Goldie Witsman, a lifelong member of the church and daughter of founding member James M. Witsman.


  • 1938


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 Plainville Christian Church is located in Steele Township, Daviess County, Indiana. In the 1870s, Samuel H. Dyer came from a neighboring county to help organize a Christian church in Plainville. Plans were made to build a house of worship that could be used by both the Methodist and Christian churches, but dissatifaction arose over the use of the building. On July 16, 1888, a meeting was held in the school house and the Plainville Christian Church was reorganized with around 50 original members. The church's first building was a frame structure completed in 1892. With increased membership, a larger building was deemed necessary and the church built and dedicated a large brick building in 1921.


Information found within collection.

Fulkerson, Alva Otis. History of Daviess County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen adn Company, 1915.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Katherine Tarr Borgan on 1976/09/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/12/08 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/12/08 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.