The Rappite Oak

  In 1814, George Rapp, a native of Wurtemburg, Germany, purchased 30,000 acres in Posey County, Indiana. He along with 800 settlers had journeyed down the Wabash with the goal to found a new community, which they named New Harmony. The settlement was governed by the principles of the New Testament as “Father Rapp” ¬†understood […]