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Pleasant Run Congregation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2163

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of the session books of the Associate Congregation of Pleasant Run with entries from 1834 to 1853, and the church's constitution, bylaws and session records from 1873 to 1923 when the church called itself the Pleasant Run Congregation. The collection also includes photocopies of the record book of the Associate Presbytery of Northern Indiana containing entries ranging from 1849 to 1892.


  • 1834-1923

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

Tippecanoe Township in Carroll County, Indiana was established by the county commmissioners in 1830. A settlement of followers of the Associate Presbyterian Church, sometime referred to as Seceders, was established in the vicinity of Pleasant Run around 1831 and they organized the first church in the township. In September 1833, the church divided into Burnett's Creek and Pleasant Run congregations. The Pleasant Run members initially referred to themselves as the Associate Congregation of Pleasant Run. The church was later called the Pleasant Run Congregation.


Information found within collection.

Helm, Thomas B. History of Carroll County, Indiana: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Chicago: Kingman Brothers, 1882.

Odell, John C. History of Carroll County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen and Company, 1916.


0.05 Cubic Feet (5 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Delphi (Ind.) Public Library on 1965/12/07.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/03/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/03/11 by Laura Eliason.
Pleasant Run Congregation 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.