South Whitley church

It was not uncommon in many towns or cities for a church to be among the first buildings erected. Religion was often important to early settlers of a community. South Whitley Church of God was originally built in 1861, the same year the Civil War erupted, and then rebuilt in 1892 according to the building’s cornerstone. It was originally a Methodist Episcopal Church. Note the bell tower so prominent on churches built in this era when ringing a bell was the way to let people know church was about to start. And the beautiful stained glass windows were a staple of old time churches, too.

Church of God


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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