The White Church
Welcome to the Jefferson
Township Historical Society's
(JTHS) webpage. Here you will find all of the upcoming events and news on the White Church, Heritage Hall and the Veterans Memorial. The JTHS meets every third Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the White Church.
The meeting for May will be held on Saturday, 18 May 2013. Come join us for:
"A Charming and Picturesque Southern Plantation"
Guest speaker will be our very own Donnie Grey. Donnie used to own the plantation "Cedar Grove" which was built in 1830 and located in Natchez, Mississippi. He will be talking about purchasing and remoldeling the Plantation which he turned into a Bed and breakfast.
The Jun meeting will be held 15 Jun 2013. The guest speaker will be Ben Strain who will be talking on the history of Greenspring Farm, patent date of 1789 in Jefferson Township.
Thoughts of Freedom
This spring morning as I sat outside
My thoughts turned to those who've fought and died
To keep our country free and strong
They walked into battle, and all along
Were aware that they might give away
Their families and friends if they chose to stayT
In battles and wars where they may never see
How their sacrifices gave us the right to be free
And I thought this day how blessed I've been
That I've never had to see the sights they've seen;
Never felt the pain of losing comrade and friend,
As I watched them fight until the end
While the tears I cried must be silent to prove
That with strength intact I must still move
In direction to win this battle I've fought
To be worthy of my country in each countryman's
Each battle, each war has brought us to be
The most powerful country in the world, so you see,
Each serviceman's life that we've seen lost
Has paid part of the price, at such a high cost,
To give us our freedom, our strength, our power
Let's not take them for granted, not for one brief hour.
A few we have known, but most we have not,
Though they all gave their lives without second thoughts
So let's honor them, each one, as we walk through our days,
And thank them with grace, for our freedom they've saved.
©Laura Baltich Docherty 2006
The Historical Society is always thinking of ways to bring more history information to its members and the community. According to the By-Laws, the purpose of the Jefferson Township Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of Jefferson Township and surrounding areas. With that in mind, it has been suggested that we learn where every one room schoolhouse in Jefferson Township had been located. It would be nice to mark the location with signs. Can you be of help? If you or anyone you know remembers where any one room school houses were located please contact the Historical Society. Thank you