This article is from History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, Volume 1, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, page 493.

An early number of The Express speaks of a Christian church organized May 4, 1866, with E. W. Miller as first pastor. This organization had no church home and was not permanent. After many years, in 1896, a Christian church was organized here, with a membership of forty-seven. At first they held meetings in the opera house. In 1897, the Christian Church of Scotch Grove donated their building to the organization at this place. The Monticello church bought a lot on Third street for six hundred dollars, took the church building apart and moved the materials, rebuilding it at a cost of one hundred dollars. The church disbanded about 1901, the building still stands but unused for church purposes.