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Battle Ground United Methodist Church (Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Ind.) records

Identifier: LOC-2010-0021

Collection Statement

Contained in this collection are records pertaining to Battle Ground Evangelical United Brethren Church and Main Street United Methodist Church. These records include local conference minutes, quarterly conference minutes, trustee minutes, pastor-parish relations committee, membership records and letters, reports to conference, stewardship and finance minutes, adult work council minutes and photographs.


  • 1853 - 1969


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Historical Sketch

At the 1857 Northwest Indiana Conference in Lafayette, Indiana, a new town with a college and church were planned in the area where the Battle of Tippecanoe had taken place. Rev. Wilson Beckner was appointed preacher for the newly formed Battle Ground Circuit, which superseded the Harrisonville Circuit organized in 1845. The school house in Harrisonville was remodeled to house the Battle Ground Collegiate Institute, and the first church building was erected on the present site in Battle Ground in 1859. In 1867, the Methodist Church withdrew its support from the institute, largely because of the rise of DePauw University, and the school closed as a Methodist institution. The Battle Ground Camp Meetings for Methodists and the Epworth League Institutes for young people were then organized.

In 1951, Battle Ground Methodist Episcopal Church became a station. On April 17, 1967, Liberty Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church was closed and the membership united with the Battle Ground EUB Congregation. As a result of the union of the EUB and Methodist Episcopal Church, Battle Ground EUB became the Main Street United Methodist Church on June 19, 1968. On June 1, 1969, Main Street UMC closed and merged with the Battle Ground ME Church to become the Battle Ground United Methodist Church. It is a member of Lafayette District and the North Indiana Conference.


0.43 Cubic Feet (1 document case)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States