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Near Pennville in Jay County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

West Grove

 
 
West Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
1. West Grove Marker
Inscription.  Early Quaker settlement established 1836; center of Underground Railroad activity. Meeting house erected here, 1840, on land donated by Enos and Margaret Lewis; used by Congregational Friends, by Spiritualist society, as school, community hall; razed 1927.
 
Erected 1972 by Jay County Historical Society. (Marker Number 38.1972.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Quakerism series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 40° 31.892′ N, 85° 6.991′ W. Marker is near Pennville, Indiana, in Jay County. Marker is on W County Road 650N, 0.4 miles east of N Country Road 750W, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the West Grove Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennville IN 47369, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Station on the Underground Railroad (approx.
West Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
2. West Grove Marker
View to east along W County Road 650N
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1.7 miles away); Godfroy Reserve (approx. 8.6 miles away); Geneva Downtown Historic District (approx. 9.3 miles away); Jay County W.W. I and W.W. II Honor Roll (approx. 9.8 miles away); Major General John P. C. Shanks (approx. 9.9 miles away); Jay County Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 10.1 miles away); Adams County Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away); Wells County Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
West Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
3. West Grove Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022