GREENCASTLE , acity and the
See also:county-seat of Putnam county,
See also:Indiana, U.S.A., about 38 m . W. by S. of
See also:Indianapolis and on the Big
See also:river . Pop . (1900) 3661; (1910) 3790 . It is served by the
See also:Cincinnati, Chicago & St .
See also:Louis, the Chicago, Indianapolis &
See also:Louisville, the Vandalia, and the Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern (electric)
See also:railways . It has manufactures of some importance, including
See also:lumber, pumps,
See also:lightning-rods and tin-
See also:plate, is in the midst of a blue grass region, and is a
See also:shipping point for
See also:cattle . The city has a Carnegie library and is the seat of the de Pauw University (co-educational), a Methodist Episcopal institution, founded as Indiana
See also:Asbury University in 1837, and renamed in 1884 in
See also:honour of
See also:Charles de Pauw (1822-1887), a successful capitalist, banker and
See also:glass manufacturer . The
See also:total gifts of Mr de Pauw and his
See also:family to the institution amount to about $600,000 . Among the presidents of the university have been
See also:Simpson, Bishop
See also:Thomas Bowman (b . 1817), and Bishop Edwin
See also:Hughes (b . 1866), all of the Methodist Episcopal
See also:church .
The university comprises the Asbury
See also:College of Liberal Arts, a School of
See also:Music, a School of
See also:Art and an Academy, and had in 1909-1910 43 instructors, a library of 37,000 volumes, and 1017 students . Greencastle was first settled about 182o, and was chartered as a city in 1861 .
GEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE (1811-1883)
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