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Greenwood in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Church, School and Cemetery

 
 
First Church, School and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
1. First Church, School and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Presbyterians formed the first church in Greenwood on Dec. 31, 1825, and erected the first church building in Johnson County on or near this site in early 1826. The meeting house and surrounding cemetery occupied two acres of land that were donated by Garrett Brewer, a ruling elder, and the Rev. Isaac Reed, organizer of the church. The 20 x 16 ft. log cabin served as a church and a school until 1832 when a 50 x 40 ft. frame building replaced it. The Presbyterians moved into a new building at Main and Brewer Streets in 1853. The remains of those buried in the cemetery were moved to the Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Erected 1976 by Greenwood Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1923.
 
Location. 39° 37.232′ N, 86° 6.712′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is on North Madison Avenue north of Noble Street, on the right when traveling north. There is no parking on Madison Avenue. Go on Noble Street - enter the apartment complex - turn into first
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drive to the left - park at your own risk. When grass is wet or has snow on it, you will not be able to walk over the hill to the marker. Only can be viewed on a clear dry day. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood IN 46142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James T. and Laura Polk Community House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Birthplace of Banking in Greenwood (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); J. T. Polk Canning Co. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mary Bryan, Pioneer Woman (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Southport (approx. 3.6 miles away); Proctor Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); Glade-Dobbins Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Reverse View - - First Church, School and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
2. Reverse View - - First Church, School and Cemetery Marker
Long View - - First Church, School and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
3. Long View - - First Church, School and Cemetery Marker
Long Reverse View - - First Church, School and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
4. Long Reverse View - - First Church, School and Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

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