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Near Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lyles Station, Indiana

 
 
Lyles Station, Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
1. Lyles Station, Indiana Marker
Inscription.
1886 --- Lyles Station, Indiana --- 1986

Dedicated to preserve the memory of Joshua Lyles

Lyles Station, Indiana, the State’s only remaining black-named community, was settled more than one hundred years ago by Joshua Lyles, a Freed Slave from Tennessee.

He encouraged other Freed Slaves to settle as farmers in Indiana. The “Negro Colony,” as it was called prior to and after the Civil War, became a Northern picture of Southern Culture.

The community served as a symbol of hope for Freed Men and Slaves.

General Chairpersons - - - Dr. Carl C. Lyles, Sr., Loretta Freeman
Co-Chairpersons - - - Doris Greer, Jonathan Walden
Secretary - - - Cheryl Walden
Treasurer - - - Earl L. Lyles
Gibson Co. Historical Soc. - - - George Rehnquist, President
Reverend Edward Taylor, Jr., Pastor


Thenceforward — Forever Free
 
Erected 1986.
 
Location. 38° 22.22′ N, 87° 39.554′ W. Marker is near Princeton, Indiana, in Gibson County. Marker is at the intersection of Road 500W and Road 100N, on the right when traveling south on Road 500W. Click for map. Located at the East entrance of the 'Wayman
'Wayman Chapel' -and- the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
2. 'Wayman Chapel' -and- the Marker
The marker can be seen on the left in front of the 'Wayman Chapel' building in this photo.
Chapel A.M.E. Church' which is just North of the 'Lyles Station School & Museum.'. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton IN 47670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lyles Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge William Prince (approx. 5 miles away); Civil War Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Gibson County American Revolution Honor Roll (approx. 5 miles away); Gibson County World Wars I and II Honor Roll (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gibson County Korean - Vietnam Honor Rolls (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gibson County Desert Storm and Desert Shield Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gibson County Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Princeton.
 
More about this marker. Eventhough this marker is 'near' Princeton, Indiana - - I think and call it 'Lyles Station, Indiana', as it truly is.
 
Also see . . .  Wayman Chapel & Lyles Station, Indiana ::. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
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Sign - - "Wayman Chapel" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
3. Sign - - "Wayman Chapel"
Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church - - Built 1887 image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
4. Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church - - Built 1887
The marker can be seen at the extreme left in front of the Church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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