Union Church

Union Church (HM1ELD)

Location: Osgood, IN 47037 Ripley County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 9.96', W 85° 26.201'

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(Side One)
August 12, 1843 Union Church organized as Freewill Baptist church at home of Harvey Marshall. Church covenant states: "We cannot receive slaveholders into the church nor those who believe that slavery is right." First church building completed 1859 near here. In 1914, members changed denomination and name of church. New church built here 1921.

(Side Two)
Strong anti-slavery stance of Freewill Baptist churches contributed to end of slavery and freedom for those enslaved. The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U.S.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number69.2004.1
Year Placed2004
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Rising Sun Regional Foundation, and Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, IDNR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 635056 N 4336361
Decimal Degrees39.16600000, -85.43668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.96', W 85° 26.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 57.60" N, 85° 26' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6001-6299 N Co Rd 975 W, Osgood IN 47037, US
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