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In 1999, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town's founding, Wanda Potts, Indiana Room Librarian (1966-2002) at Mooresville Public Library, edited and wrote newspaper columns entitled "Mooresville Moments," in which she recounted the local history of Mooresville, Indiana and the surrounding area in Morgan County, Indiana.
The Times March 31, 1999 2a Mooresville Moments In honor of Mooresville's 175th Anniversary and the 200thâ¨anniversary of the birth of Mooresville's founder, Samuel Moore,â¨the Moo res ui Ue/Deca t u r/Mo n ro u i a Times is publishing regularâ¨articles about the history of Mooresville and Moore. Friends Church and cemetery have long traditions In 1823, a log meeting house remodeled several times during was built by the Friends Church the last 130 years, on the Plainfield Road (State Road The Friendship House was 267) on a hill overlooking White built in 1965 to accommodate Lick Creek. Increased member- some of the activities of the ship soon outgrew the little log church and is presently used by meeting and land was secured organizations, scouts, blood near the fork of McCracken's draws, voting, receptions, re- Creek and White Lick Creek unions and celebrations. . about one mile west of town. The White Lick Cemetery next In 1827, the first brick meet- to the old church west of town is ing house was built at a cost of still owned and managed by theâ¨$900." â¢ Friends Church. Many Moores-; The White Lick Cemetery was ville pioneers are buried in the ' beguninl827nexttothechurch. older part of the cemetery.â¨During the Civil War, the churchâ¨was found to be unsafe and was1 The well kept, beautiful set-â¨â¢ ting is presently the burial site for:â¨torn down. A frame building was 1 Quakers and chosen by many -â¨erected in its place. ' who are not members of the 1 The present Friends Church ' Friends Church and do not knowâ¨built at the corner of North " of its long and venerable history.â¨Monroe and West Main Street A complete history of Whiteâ¨from 1867-1870. It was located Lick Cemetery was prepared byâ¨next to the Quaker School (Acad-, Gene Gormonin January, 1995.â¨emy Building) on a beautiful, spa- It is available with his; well keptâ¨cious lot. The present church has '.notes' at the Mooresville Publicâ¨been added to, renovated and Library. 11 The historical articles for Mooresville Moments are taken or , copied from various materials located in the Indiana/Local History Boom of. the Mooresville Public Library and Includeâ¨newspaper.clippings and notes from books edited by Beckyâ¨Hardin, Clara Richardson and Almira Hadley. . , UV1S
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