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Roberts Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church (Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind.) records

Identifier: LOC-2010-0148

Collection Statement

Minutes from Roberts Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church in Greencastle, IN.


  • 1847 - 1879


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

Built in 1847, Roberts Chapel, located at the northwest corner of College and Poplar Streets, was named after Bishop Robert R. Roberts. Roberts Chapel prospered from the start, attracting a larger and larger membership. In 1850, however, a split occurred which was to create the novel situation of two Methodist Episcopal congregations existing side by side in one small community. Simpson Chapel, named for Bishop Matthew Simpson, the 1st president of Indiana Asbury University, was formed due to this split. Both Churches continued to grow and in 1879 the members of Roberts Chapel had to seek more commodious quarters (College Avenue) and sold the chapel to the Presbyterians. The last service of Roberts Chapel was on June 28, 1879.


6 Volume(s) (6 volumes)

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See also:

Greencaslte-Gobin Memorial UMC Collection

DC 2144: Glass Negatiev #20

Church History v.f.

BX 8248.I6F76 1989 - From Frontier Circuit to Urban Church: A History of Greencastle Methodism by Clifton Phillips, 1989

Microfilm #134 - Roberts Chapel Sunday School Minutes & Records, 1856-1885 Microfilm #158 - Roberts Chapel, 1855-1864 Microfilm #364 - Roberts Chapel

Hailee Newton
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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
11 East Larrabee Street
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States