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First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, Indiana history

 Collection — Folder: S2746
Identifier: S2746

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two photostat copies of the history of the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Vernon, Indiana compiled by Jennie L. Wade, William Ruminer, C.H. Fullinwider, Otto C. Klein, and Lena Evertson and written circa 1937. The history includes information regarding the early ministers of the church; the names of charter members of the Young Ladies' Society, the Young People's Christian Endeavor society, the Dorcas Circle, and the Martha Hunter Guild; descriptions of the activities of the Junior Christian Endeavor group and the Ladies' Aid Society; the names of church donors; names of officers of the church and its active organizations (circa 1937); and other church activities. The history also includes photostat copies of an April 4, 1938 letter and list of elders written by Robert A. Woods of Princeton, Indiana and sent to Mr. Karrick seeking information regarding the Christian names of the past ministers and elders of the church.


  • circa 1937-1938


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 First Presbyterian Church of Mont Vernon, Indiana was founded in 1837 by missionary William Pennell and Mr. Keith. There were 15 charter members and they held services at Mr. Keith's home. The congregation grew and a church building was constructed on Store Street (now College Avenue) in 1842. The church continued to grow and property was purchased in 1872 and a new building was built and dedicated on October 16, 1873. Many changes and additions have occurred since the dedication, but the congregation continues to worship in the sanctuary built more than 140 years ago.


Information within collection.

First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, Indiana. "HIstory of First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon, Indiana." Who We Are. Accessed February 7, 2018.


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 Robert A. Wood in 1946.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created in 2018/02/08 by Laura Eliason.
First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, Indiana history
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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