In the year 1770...
...six years before our nation declared its independence from the mother country, Baptist began to meet for worship and fellowship on the banks of Southwest Creek (picture to the left).
Southwest Christian Church (as it appeared in 1981). This is the church from which a small group of Baptists withdrew to form Harriet's Chapel in 1844 when the congregation of the then Southwest Baptist church voted to affiliate with the Disciples of Christ. Built in 1170, some of the original timbers are said to remain as part of the structure.