COVENANTER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
a Bloomington Eastside Neighborhood
The Covenanter Neighborhood is characterized by walkable sidewalks, tree lined streets and a varying array of living arrangements, including individual residences, condominums and rental properties. The homes in Covenanter are architecturally varied incorporating contemporary and traditional design. The earliest house was built in 1833 with several new builds since. The neighborhood is in close proximity to shopping, restaurants and services. Covenanter is a welcoming neighborhood to young and old, to singles, families and retirees.
The history of the Covenanter Neighborhood is intricately connected to the Covenanters, a group of Presbyterians who left Scotland, Ireland, and England in the late 1700's because of religious persecution and economic reasons. Many settled in South Carolina. Some were influenced to leave South Carolina and move to Bloomington largely because of the slavery question. Among the families moving to Bloomington was that of Thomas Smith who build a house in 1833 from bricks created on-site from the heavy clay that underlies southern Indiana topsoil. Historians have determined that the house, which remains today, contained facilities that allowed hiding escaped slaves moving north on the Underground Railway.
The history of Covenanter is rich and largely untold. If you are interested in working with a small group of researchers and history buffs to compile a history of the neighborhood, email your interest to:
ABOUT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The Covenanter Neighborhood encompasses residences within the boundaries of Second Street to College Mall Road to Moores Pike and High Street, including Boston Road, Brooks Lane, College Mall Road, Collingwood Dr., Covenanter Dr., Fairoaks Lane, High Street, Maxwell Lane, Moores Pike, Nota Dr., Pickwick Place and Point, Rechter Court, Place and Road, Revere Run, Sare Road, Second Street, Valley Forge, Winfield Road, Woodbine Avenue and Court, Woodscrest and Woodstock Place.
If you are currently not on the CNA email list and would like to receive regular updates on neighborhood activities, events and information, email your contact information to:
Covenanter Neighborhood Association is here to make your community living experience a lot more enjoyable. Swing by for a visit, or give us a call.
Executive Committee: Elaine Emmi, Don Granbois, Beth Hollingsworth, Mary (Molly) Morgan (President), Rob Todd (Vice President & Secretary), Ellee Spier