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The First Baptist Church of Delphi, Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder: S2477
Identifier: S2477

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of the early record book of the Baptist church located in Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana. Ranging from 1829 to 1847, the entries include the church's meeting minutes, articles of faith, rules of decorum, and constitution. The collection also includes photocopies of the pamphlet advertising the dedication of a new church building on May 20, 1894.


  • 1829-1847, 1894

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 First Baptist Church of Delphi, Indiana was organized on August 8, 1829. In the early records of the church, the congregation was called the Church of Christ on Deer Creek and the Regular Baptist Church of Christ called Deer Creek. In 1832, county commissioners donated two lots in Delphi on the condition that the church would build a house of worship within two years. The donation was secured in 1833 and within three years a plain brick structure was ready for occupancy. The church was built with a partition down the middle that separated the men and women of the congregation. In August 1834, the church approved a motion to call the church the Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ at Delphi. In 1892, a new modern building was erected and was dedicated on May 20, 1894 and continues to be used today by the congregation now known as the First Baptist Church.


Information found within collection.

Delphi Public Library."Deer Creek, Delphi Regular Baptist." Delphi Church Files. Accessed January 3, 2022.

Delphi Public Library."History of First Baptist Church." Delphi Church Files. Accessed January 3, 2022.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Rossville History Club on 1967/04/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/01/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/01/03 by Laura Eliason.
The First Baptist Church of Delphi, Indiana 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.