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Methodists Select Greencastle Over 5 Other Communities as Site of New University

October 12, 1836

Old DePauw Gold EC Logo.jpgOctober 12, 1836, Indianapolis, Ind. - Methodists gathered in the capital city of Indiana today to hear delegations from Putnamville, Rockville, Indianapolis, Greencastle, Madison and Lafayette present their cases as the site for a new university. The institution, to be known as Indiana Asbury, has been in the planning stages for the last year. Greencastle, pledging $25,000 to start the new school, is selected as the site of Indiana Asbury on the second ballot.

Learn more DePauw University legacies in DePauw: A Pictorial History. Written by emeritus professors of history Clifton Phillips and John Baughman, with assistance from professors Harold Spicer and John Schlotterbeck and Wesley Wilson, coordinator of DePauw University's Archives, the book was first published in 1987.

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