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TERRE HAUTE: Vigo County PDF Print E-mail has general Vigo County information. has Jewish history. [September 2005]

Jewish population in 1919 was 500


United Hebrew Congregation, 540 South Sixth Street. Terre Haute, Indiana 47807 (812) 232-5988. "In 1845 David Arnold and others purchased a piece of land at First Street and Eighth Avenue in Terre Haute for a burial ground. This was followed in 1849 by the formation of a burial society, the beginning of a communal and religious Jewish life in Terre Haute. In 1858 the burial society formally organized as a Jewish congregation. ... In 1934 the two Terre Haute congregations merged administratively, creating the United Temple. Later the name changed to United Hebrew Congregation, still our name. Reform and Orthodox worship, Religious School and Hebrew Schools were provided using both buildings." [September 2005]


B'nai Abraham Congregation Cemetery: See AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form: Terre Haute, Indiana. Congregation B'nai Abraham. Records, 1895-1950. 0.4 linear ft. Records consists of constitution and by-laws (1906 and 1914), ledgers (1895-1925), financial records (1911-1924), and ledger of the B'nai Abraham Ladies Auxiliary (1943-1950). 1230 N. 3rd St, 812-232-8554. Woodlawn Cemetery is situated in the northern part of the city, on Sec. 16. The original purchase was made by the city in 139, and contained about sixteen acres. About as much more was afterward purchased, and nearly the entire tract is included in the present inclosure. ...

The cemetery is immediately west of Woodlawn. Directions at has information. is a brochure of cemetery. [September 2005]


Highland Cemetery: 812-877-2531. Wabash Ave is also known as U.S. 40. Highlawn Lawn is on the east side of Terre Haute. Wabash Avenue/U.S. 40 runs through the city. and have entrance photo. Highland Lawn Cemetery houses the burial records, maps, and brochures for Woodlawn Cemetery.

cemetery map. [September 2005]

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