Terhune, Indiana

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Bridwell Terhune
RE/MAX Action First
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Terhune, Indiana is located on the east side of section 22, township 20 north, range 2 east, in Marion township, at the crossing of the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville railroad and the pike leading from Mechanicsburg and Sheridan to Noblesville. The town was laid out early in the eighties, during the construction of the railroad. Being surrounded by very rich farming lands, it started out with the most lively boom of any prospective town in the county. Located about four miles on the railway from Sheridan, eleven miles east on pike from Mechanicsburg and fourteen miles southeast from Frankfort on the railroad, its founders thought it would become a large, flourishing town. That was the age in which everybody thought a railroad would insure a town. People flocked to the new town and it grew rapidly. In two or three years there were four stores, three blacksmith shops, many houses and other industries in proportion, sawmill, flouring mill, elevator, large livery barns and every indication of a thriving town. Terhune got its growth in less than three years and has settled down into a good trading center for Marion township. Supporting an excellent elevator, stores, blacksmith shops, school and churches, it makes, with good residences, a very desirable place for homes and country trade. It keeps in touch socially with other towns by good newspaper correspondents.

Bridwell visited Terhune, Indiana in December 2002 and took the following pictures, except for the aerial view and the picture of the country store.

Terhune from air Terhune road sign
Terhune, Indiana circa 1970, looking towards the northwest Turn right for Terhune, Indiana
Terhune, IN
Terhune - today Terhune - today
Church Church
Terhune United Methodist Church Terhune United Methodist Church
Corner stone Terhune plat
Church Cornerstone Terhune plat

General store circa 1957

The general store in 1957. Notice the grain elevator in the background.

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