Arba community to mark 200th anniversary


LYNN, Ind. — Arba Friends Church, 10632 South Arba Pike, near Lynn, Indiana, will be the site of a bicentennial celebration for both the church and the Arba community.

Arba was the location of the first settlement and first church in Randolph County, Indiana, founded in 1815. Though the original log Quaker meetinghouse no longer exists, the current brick building was originally constructed in 1854, with many additions added over the years.

Festivities begin October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. highlighting the community’s 200th anniversary. On October 11, a celebration marking the church’s 200th birthday will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature a carry-in dinner. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 765-874-1848.