Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery

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Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery
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Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery is located in Indianapolis
Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery
Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery is located in Indiana
Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery
Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery is located in the US
Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery
Location 6510 S. Franklin Rd., near Indianapolis, Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°40′33″N 86°1′8″W / 39.67583°N 86.01889°W / 39.67583; -86.01889Coordinates: 39°40′33″N 86°1′8″W / 39.67583°N 86.01889°W / 39.67583; -86.01889
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1871 (1871)
Architectural style Italianate, Other, Gable-front
NRHP Reference # 05001367[1]
Added to NRHP December 6, 2005

The Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery, also known as Franklin Township Historical Society, is a historic Baptist church and cemetery located at 6510 South Franklin Road in Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana. The church was built in 1871 as a Baptist meeting house and served the church congregation until 1977. It is a one-story, gable front brick building with Italianate style design elements. The associated cemetery was established in 1854, with one stone dated to 1841. The most recent burial was in 1986. Also on the property is a contributing privy constructed about 1920. The Franklin Township Historical Society acquired the property and now uses the building as a historical museum.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-08-01.  Note: This includes Diana Stevenson (May 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Big Run Baptist Church and Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01.  and Accompanying photographs

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