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Near Vallonia in Jackson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Driftwood Church and Cemetery

 
 
Driftwood Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
1. Driftwood Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Built here was the Driftwood Church, a log meeting house "free and open to all the different denominations of orderly Christians." Joining the Silver Creek Baptist Association in 1819, Driftwood reorganized in 1839 as a Christian Church under the leadership of Jacob Wright. Relocating across the highway in 1843, the church hosted a number of annual District meetings, attended by thousands. Subsequent buildings were erected in 1907 and 1997. William Graham, a signer of the Indiana State Constitution, State Legislator, and U.S. Congressman, donated the original half acre for the pioneer church. He served as a church trustee; he and his family are buried here.
 
Erected 1997 by Driftwood Christian Church.
 
Location. 38° 47.859′ N, 86° 6.099′ W. Marker is near Vallonia, Indiana, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 135 and County Road W 550S, on the right when traveling north on State Road 135. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5564 South State Road 135, Vallonia IN 47281, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medora Covered Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of Fort Vallonia (approx.
Driftwood Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
2. Driftwood Church and Cemetery Marker
Driftwood Cemetery in background
3.2 miles away); Bartholomew Trail (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Vallonia (approx. 3.6 miles away); Medora Shale Brick Plant (approx. 4.2 miles away); Illinoian Glacier Boundary (approx. 5.2 miles away); In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Time Capsule (approx. 6.4 miles away); All Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallonia.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Driftwood Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
3. Driftwood Church and Cemetery Marker
At intersection of SR 135 and W. County Road 550S
Driftwood Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
4. Driftwood Church and Cemetery Marker
View to south along State Route 135
Driftwood Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
5. Driftwood Church and Cemetery
View to southwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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