Village of Gurneyville and Gurneyville Schoolhouse

The village of Gurneyville was named by local Quaker David McMillan for Joseph John Gurney (1788-1847), a wealthy English Quaker who became an evangelical minister and visited America, where his preaching caused a schism in 1843. He, as well as his sister Elizabeth Gurney Fry, was a social reformer in England. Gurney supported Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, so named for his family home Earlham Hall in Norwich, England.



(Gurneyville Road & W. Mount Pleasant Road)