First Presbyterian Church

Our History

2005-Keller Hall Addition

A major addition of a large meeting room, kitchen facilities and

renovation of the church was

performed as a result of a generous

estate gift by longtime

member Roxanna Keller.  


A new education wing which

included classrooms, a parlor,

choir room and large basement

was constructed.

1941-100th Anniversary

The stained glass windows facing Washington Street were installed

and dedicated on

December 4th, 1941.


The Presbyterian church was the second church to be organized in Martinsville, but was the first to have an official meeting place.  A church building was constructed in 1842 on the northwest corner of Jefferson and Jackson Streets, now the parking lot of the county prosecutor's office.

1956 & 1957

The first women, Catherine Shireman, Elsie Hardwick, and Ruth Rusie, were elected as deaconesses.  The first woman, Inez Reynolds, served as an elder. 


In 1880 church leaders decided to build a new building at the present location, 240 East Washington Street.  Construction and financing began and on August 21, 1881, the first service was held. The total cost of construction was $8,416.78.

240 East Washington Street

Martinsville, Indiana 46151