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Title: The Church of Christ
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From the earliest history of this county the Christian denomination, under one head or another, has been prominent and numbered among the strong sects of the county. One of the oldest churches in the county is the Lebanon Christian church, or Church of Christ, organized in about 1828, and for many years proved by its numbers and good works to be one of the strongest. At one date, prior to 1881, it had a membership of two hundred and fifty. Their brick church was erected in the old town early in the forties. It is believed that it was founded by Rev. D. D. Hall, an able minister and a capable gentleman. In 1869, in the new town, they erected a church at a cost of four thousand dollars.

A class of this denomination was formed in Washington township, on Clear Branch, about 1857, but no church was built by the society. The Rogers meeting-house class, on Little Pine creek, was formed about 1840.

At State Line City, some time during the Civil war, a church of this sect was formed, and a building erected in 1868. At that time it was the only brick church building in the town; its cost was about two thousand one hundred dollars.

At Williamsport, late in the sixties, there was formed a Christian church, and a building was erected in the seventies. Rev. L. L. Carpenter preached the dedicatory sermon.

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The county now has the following churches styling themselves Church of Christ, but by those uninformed in church parlance still called Christian: Williamsport, Pine Village, West Lebanon, (the strongest in Warren county of this sect), Independence, State Line, and one in the country known as Pleasant View, in Jordan township.


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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001291
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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