The Germantown Museum

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Test your Knowledge of Germantown History

 

1.  Who was Francis Wright?   
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2.  What does the Chickasaw word "Nashoba" mean and why is it important to Germantown?  
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3.  In what contest did Eppy White defeat Davy Crockett on White's Germantown property?    
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4.  When was Germantown formed?  
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5.  Where did Germantown get its name?  answer

 

6.  The name of Germantown was changed from Germantown once and then changed back again.  What was it changed to and why?  
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7.  What was the "plank road" and what did it connect?  
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8.  What was the only church in Germantown that was not burned during the Civil War?
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9.  What is the oldest house in Germantown still standing?    
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10.  Can you identify these artifacts?


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8.  What was the only church in Germantown that was not burned during the Civil War?

Answer: The Germantown Presbyterian Church. The minister at that time, Rev. R.R. Evans and his ruling elder Moses Neely met with Col. Richard L. Sanderson, senior officer of the 23rd Indiana Volunteers, the commanding officer stationed in Germantown during the Federal occupation following June, 1862. At the time all meeting places were to be burned to keep persons from planning revolt. Because R.R. Evans, Moses Neely and Col Sanderson were of the Masonic order and both R.R. Evans and Sanderson were teachers, Col Sanderson agreed to save the church. It was used as a military commissary during the war.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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