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Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

6001 Black Creek Valley Rd, Crawfordsville, Indiana

--Source: Fredricksburg (Mace) & Mace Station (Linnsburg) and Vicinity, Montgomery Co., IN 1823-1969", by Crystal Pauline Randall Walters in 2004 at the Crawfordsville Library -- Page 22 & 23 -
Describes Mt. Zion Methodist church as first being built in the 1840's of logs. In 1853 it lists members who agree to pay the sums attached and annexed for the purpose of erecting a new commodious house of worship. The builders contract read "I William Misner Jr., agree to build a meeting house at Mt. Zion for $171.50, for framing weatherboarding, sheeting, shingling, cornish, two doors, eight windows. floors, p??? (may be paint) "two coats of paint, putting glass in windows, twenty four lights each, material all found, good workmanlike manner. $25.00 to be paid when frame is raised, balance by Christmas next, December 1854. House to be done in good time for plastering this fall 1854, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana." Services were held in the church before it was finished. It was on Darlington, Indiana circuit, which included Salem, (two miles south of Darlington) William Misner Jr. was my great-great-grandfather. Bonnie Harper -- thanks muches Bonnie for sharing -- I'll try to get a pic of the church SOON :) kz
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