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Sugar Grove Meetinghouse and Cemetery

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Sugar Grove Meetinghouse and Cemetery is a historic Quaker meeting house and cemetery located in Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. The meeting house was built in 1870, and enlarged in the late-1870s or early-1880s. It is a one-story, rectangular brick building with a gable roof and connected to other buildings by a covered porch. Also on the property are the contributing school house, privy, and storage shed. The cemetery includes burials dating from the 1840s to 1960s.[2]

Sugar Grove Meetinghouse and Cemetery
Sugar Grove Meetinghouse, June 2016
Sugar Grove Meetinghouse and Cemetery is located in Indiana
Sugar Grove Meetinghouse and Cemetery
Sugar Grove Meetinghouse and Cemetery is located in the United States
Sugar Grove Meetinghouse and Cemetery
LocationJunction of County Roads 700E and 600S, Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
Coordinates39°40′29″N 86°24′1″W / 39.67472°N 86.40028°W / 39.67472; -86.40028Coordinates: 39°40′29″N 86°24′1″W / 39.67472°N 86.40028°W / 39.67472; -86.40028
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built1870 (1870)
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #00001137[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 2000

The meetinghouse interior is split into two rooms of the same size and layout for male and female congregants. The partition wall between them has wooden panels which can be opened or closed.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1] As of 2013, the meetinghouse was used occasionally by a local Quaker group and had been restored without modern plumbing, lights, or air conditioning.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-04-01. Note: This includes Jennifer Hoffman-Stonebraker (January 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Sugar Grove Meetinghouse and Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01. and Accompanying photographs.
  3. ^ "Worship at Sugar Grove Friends Meetinghouse". West Newton Friends Meeting. Quaker Cloud. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2016-12-02.