1886 —- Lyles Station, Indiana —- 1986
Dedicated to preserve the memory of Joshua Lyles
Lyles Station, Indiana, the State's only remaining black-named community, was settled more than one hundred years ago by Joshua Lyles, a Freed Slave from Tennessee.
He encouraged other Freed Slaves to settle as farmers in Indiana. The "Negro Colony," as it was called prior to and after the Civil War, became a Northern picture of Southern Culture.
The community served as a symbol of hope for Freed Men and Slaves.
General Chairpersons - - - Dr. Carl C. Lyles, Sr., Loretta Freeman
Co-Chairpersons - - - Doris Greer, Jonathan Walden
Secretary - - - Cheryl Walden
Treasurer - - - Earl L. Lyles
Gibson Co. Historical Soc. - - - George Rehnquist, President
Reverend Edward Taylor, Jr., Pastor
Thenceforward — Forever Free