Brethren Annual Meetings
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.
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.
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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