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Near Brookville in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church

 
 
Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
1. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Built in 1812, this is the oldest church building still on its original location in the state. Interior shows rifle openings in walls, a balcony and raised pulpit. Burial plot adjoins church.
 
Erected 1949 by the Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 24.1949.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 23.222′ N, 84° 58.893′ W. Marker is near Brookville, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Little Cedar Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 52. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookville IN 47012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brookville, Franklin County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Abram Hammond (approx. 2.7 miles away); Franklin County War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Courthouse Square (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brookville Historic District (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brookville's Grandstand (approx. 3 miles away); Goodwin Home (approx. 3 miles away); Old Brookville Church and Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brookville.
 
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By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
2. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Marker

1. Indiana Historical Bureau. The marker is under review for accuracy. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for the church. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
3. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church
This is apparently one of the holes that the marker mentions as being "rifle openings," but which were later determined to be supports for scaffolding. See related link.
Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
4. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
5. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church
This is the main door to the church. The stone above the door reads "Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church erected 1812. Property of the Brookville Historical Society."
Related Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
6. Related Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Marker
This marker in the interior of the church reads: "Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church built in 1812 on the faith of Indiana pioneers, restored, 1946-1955 through the effort and generosity of Franklin County Commissioners and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the state of Indiana, Franklin County Historical Society, Indiana Historical Society, Brookville Chamber of Commerce, and many public spirited citizens. This plaque was presented by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the state of Indiana, October 8, 1955."
Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
7. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church
This is a view of the raised pulpit mentioned in the marker from the balcony mentioned in the marker.
Related Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Plaque image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
8. Related Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Plaque
This plaque on the pulpit reads "Replica of the original raised pulpit. The preacher could see the entire congregation from the pulpit."
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By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
9. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Another view of the interior of the church, with the pulpit on the right, from the balcony. While the pit in the middle of the floor appeared to be for a fire, there was no chimney.
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By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
10. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church
This is a view of the balcony in the church.
Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Burial Plot image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
11. Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church Burial Plot
This burial plot to the west of the church (partially visible through the bushes to the right of the outhouse) is apparently the one mentioned in the marker (though the grave stones are severely deteriorated).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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