|Sugar Grove Cemetery is in Clay Township, Wayne County, Indiana between Hagerstown, Economy and Greens Fork. In 1849 John Brown gave and deeded a part of his land to be used for a United Church of the Brethern church and presumably, a cemetery. No burial plots were laid out. It was a public burying ground. Anyone who wished, could bury deceased loved ones there, and did...at no charge.|
In 1889, the Church of the United Brethern in Christ was split on a national scale, into two denominations, each of which had a church building (a few yards apart at Sugar Grove.) In January 1942, one of the buildings burned to the ground, and the two congregations, weary of the bickering and mistrust of the last 50 years, determined to put an end to it. Each resolutely withdrew from its respective denomination, and together formed and organized the Sugar Grove Community Church.