Independence Christian Church

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Located on the Hwy between Nebo & Pittsfield
Photo by Billie Browning
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Independence Christian Church was organized May 8, 1858, in the log school house at Independence, by Elders James Burbridge, Robert Nicholson and Andrew Main, with the following 26 members: Robert Nicholson and wife, Andrew Main, Ephraim Nott and wife , Geo. W. Williams and wife , Barnett Collins and wife , James Collins , John Nicholson and wife , Cornellius Nicholson and wife , Mary Burbridge , Thomas Burbridge , Permelia Williams , francis Scott and wife , George E Ward , David Collins , Lydia Collins , Cynthia Burbridge , Emily Gunn , Joseph Troutner , Polly Burbridge

The first Elders were Robert Nicholson, Andrew Main and Joseph Troutner. Elder James Burbridge was the first Pastor.
Source: [1880 Pike Co. History, this info under Hardin Township]