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North Manchester in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brethren Annual Meetings

 
 
Brethren Annual Meetings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
1. Brethren Annual Meetings Marker
Front Side
Inscription.
(Front Side)
Church of the Brethren founded 1708 in Europe. By 1778, Brethren met annually to determine church policy. First annual meeting in Indiana was in Elkhart County 1852. North Manchester Church of the Brethren hosted annual meetings 1878, 1888, 1900; last two meetings held here in Harter's Grove. Had enormous social and economic impact on area.

(Back Side)
Business meetings and preaching by prominent Brethren leaders drew thousands from U.S. In a fair-like atmosphere, visitors had access to modern conveniences of the time, including in 1888, electric lamps. Area residents cooperated in providing visitors with housing, transportation, vast quantities of food, goods, and clean running water.
 
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau and North Manchester Historical Society. (Marker Number 85.2006.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 0.344′ N, 85° 46.3′ W. Marker is in North Manchester, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker is on West 7th St. Touch for map. Marker is located in Warvel Park at entrance to Harter's Grove. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 West 7th St, North Manchester IN 46962, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Brethren Annual Meetings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
2. Brethren Annual Meetings Marker
Back Side
At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Riley Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away); First School in Whitley County (approx. 9.2 miles away); F-84 Thunder Streak (approx. 9.3 miles away); South Whitley Grist Mill (approx. 9.3 miles away); South Whitley (approx. 9.3 miles away); Kerr Lock (approx. 11.9 miles away); St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 11.9 miles away); The Wabash River (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. IHB Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations for the text of the marker on their website. (Submitted on December 12, 2013.) 

2. Indiana Recognizes Brethren's Annual Meetings. From the North Manchester Historical Society. Includes information on the marker dedication and the annual meetings of the Church of the Brethren in North Manchester. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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Entrance to Harter's Grove image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
3. Entrance to Harter's Grove
View to west from park driveway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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