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Adams United Methodist Church (Adams, Decatur County, Ind.) records

Identifier: LOC-2009-0003

Collection Statement

Series I consists of records pertaining to Adams United Methodist Church. These include: Admin. Board records, conference reports, letters, records of sale of church property, warranty Deeds, and membership records. Series II contains photographs of Adams United Methodist Church and its ministers and members.


  • 1939 - 1987


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are retained by the United Methodist Church.

Historical Sketch

The Adams United Methodist Church, Decatur Co., was organized January 14, 1859, with seven members, by Rev. Jesse Brockway. Rev. Joseph Tarkington, in the spring of 1861, raised money to construct the church, which was built by Andrew Stevens and dedicated by the Presiding Elder, Rev. Samuel Tincher, on January 14, 1863. It was then included in the Milford Circuit. The Sunday School was organized Easter Sunday 1862, and the Ladies' Aid Society, September 24, 1890. Under the pastorate of Rev. Stanley Hendricks the church was remodeled and rededicated on April 18, 1920, by the District Superintendent, Rev. W. M. Whitsit. The church was placed on the Sandusky Charge in 1923. Remodeling took place again in 1950 with the addition of a new basement and was dedicated on May 15, 1955 by the District Superintendent Dr. Harry O. Kisner. By the end of 1987, the membership and attendance were so low that the Adams United Methodist Church was closed.


0.43 Cubic Feet (1 document case of 21 folders, photographs, 8 bound volumes)

Language of Materials


Wesley Wilson
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Description is in English.

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