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Organized in 1823, one of oldest in Montgomery County.  From CDPL archives

Source: 1881 Beckwith "History of Montgomery County, Indiana", page 124

The "Baptist Church of Sugar Creek" built the first church edifice in Crawfordsville, on lot number 100, donated to them for that purpose by good Maj. Whitlock from his original plat of the town.  The demensions of the structure were 24 X 30 feet.  The material used was brick.  It was for several years the only building used exclusively for religious services, and such was the kindly spirit of accommodation governing the brethren in those early days, that all sects and creeds represented in the infant settlement were privileged to use it.  All traces of this primitive church have long since disappeared.

Sugar Creek Primitive Baptist Church

Sugar Creek Primitive Baptist Church stood at 412 S. Walnut St. in C'ville. This was the second bldg. of the congregation having been built in 1854 and in use until 1964.

I can name a few of the people: Row 1: Elder John Sparks (6th from left); Ben Peterman (6th from right), Ben Peterman, Jr. (sitting in front of him), Everett Peterman (5th from rt.), Albert Jenkins (2nd from rt.): Row 2: Julia McCloud Peterman (4th from left), Sylvia Eggers Jenkins (7th from rt.): Row 3: Emma Booher Wilson (10th from left), Norma Peterman Little (4th from rt.), Geneva Wilson Peterman (3rd from rt.): Row 4: John Benjamin (Bennie) McCloud (5th from left), Elder Homer Cox (3rd from rt.), Emma Sparks (2nd from rt.).

Thanks so very much to Brenda Peterman Thoma for the awesome picture and for those she could name

The church picture below is from the CDPL Archives.
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