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Pisgah Methodist Church collection

 Collection — Folder: S2152
Identifier: S2152

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photostatic copies of documents of the Pisgah Methodist Church located in Graham Township, Jefferson County, Indiana. Copied from origninals in the possession of Herbert Heller, the documents range from 1818 to 1832 and include information about the founding of the church, the building of the meeting house, and money received and paid out. Some of the original documents were damaged and incomplete.


  • 1818-1832

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 Pisgah Methodist Church is located in Graham Township, Jefferson County, Indiana and is one of the oldest churches in the Hoosier state. It was established in 1818 and the first meeting house was a log structure built near Raccoon Spring on land owned by Adam Troutman. A brick church replaced the log structure in 1836 and then a new church was built in 1853. On July 26, 1953, the church held a program to commemorate the centennial of the 1853 church and celebrate the 135th anniversary of the founding of the church.


Information found within collection.

Pisgah Methodist Church, Jefferson County Indiana. "History of Pisgah Methodist Church. [Columbus District, Kent Charge, Graham Township, Jefferson County] Prepared for a Program on July 26, 1953, to Commemorate The ... 135th Anniversary of the Church." n.p., 1953.

United Methodist Church. "Find a Church: Pisgah United Methodist Church. Accessed February 16, 2021.


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 Herbert Heller.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/02/16 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/02/16 by Laura Eliason.
Pisgah Methodist Church collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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