Monthly Archives: March 2019

Eel River Cemetery in Kosciusko County

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I believe it bears repeating. The combination of a rural cemetery and church is not so common these days. Many of the churches have closed and the buildings have been removed. But there are … Continue reading

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Trace of a former mill in Baintertown

Long ago, there was a community known as Baintertown in Jackson Township, Elkhart County, north of New Paris. There were a few businesses in Baintertown including a store and a few mills. I’ve seen an old photo of the woolen … Continue reading

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Building in Michigan was a carriage house

A trip a few years ago in the summer of 2016 just across the border in Michigan proved to be very interesting for a history buff like myself. On a stop in Cass County, Michigan, I toured the Bonine House. … Continue reading

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Spillway a reminder of county’s past

In 2017, I posted something about the Benton Spillway in Elkhart County. It is now part of the River Preserve County Park. More specifically near County Road 31 and also the small community of Benton. At one time in the … Continue reading

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Former Union Chapel Church in Elkhart County

When you take a drive through the countryside, you are less likely now to see the combination of a country church and cemetery. What was once much more common is now not so common due to development and other factors … Continue reading

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