Dunkard Brethren Church dates to 1920s

Nestled in among what is now a neighborhood with several houses along both sides of Greene Road is the Goshen Dunkard Brethren Church. The church was organized by a group of 15 members Nov. 30, 1926. They held services at the Bashor Chapel nearby until their new church was ready. The new church on Greene Road, north of Clinton Street, was finished in 1928. Some people came to the Dunkard church from a church that had organized in Fairview, Ind., about 40 miles away. Interest waned and the church disorganized, so some members left and joined the Goshen congregation. As I recall, the Dunkard church also had some connection to the West Goshen Church of the Brethren. It may have been a split from the West Goshen church. In 1928, there would have been fewer houses and more farmland along this stretch of Greene Road. It did not start fully developing until later, probably in the 1950s or so when the town started growing to the west. The Dunkard church is still an active congregation today. There is also some type of a concrete marker in front of the church closer to the sidewalk I would be curious to know what it is.

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Dunkard church on Greene Road in Goshen.

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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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