TAGHKANIC CENTRE CHURCH
By Capt. Franklin Ellis 228
The church known by the above title is that of the denomination of Evangelical Lutherans, and is connected with the church of that sect located at Churchtown. It was organized at the house of Jacob Boice, on the 18th day of December, 1855. The persons present at the meeting were George I. Finkle, chairman; Rensselaer Platner, secretary; Rev. Levi Schell, Dederick Miller, John Bain, Samuel Maxwell, George Finkle, Edwin Scutt, Jonas Bruce, Henry Friss, and Thomas Hanor. The society was incorporated under the general statute, and trustees were elected and instructed to take the necessary steps to secure the erection of a church edifice. The first trustees were Rensselaer Platner, George Finkle, and George I. Finkle. They circulated a subscription paper, and as soon as sufficient money was subscribed began the erection of a church, which was finished and dedicated in the summer of 1856, at a cost of $2000. It is a pleasant little frame church, capable of seating one hundred and fifty persons, and stands on the north side of the highway running through Taghkanic village.