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The Church / The Founder

 
 
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By Melanie Born, April 15, 2009
1. The Founder / The Church Marker
Inscription.
The Church

Families of Salem settlement first held services in Francis McCormick's log home. When he gave land in 1817 for a church and public school, they built a log church on this site, later replacing it with a brick building. In 1863 the existing church was built, the bricks from the second church being used for the educational building next door.

The Founder

Francis McCormick (1764-1836), who fought under Lafayette at the siege of Yorktown, founded Methodism in the Northwest Territory. His evangelical and pioneer spirit led him from his Virginia birthplace to establish churches in the wilderness, first at Milford, Ohio, then here, at his village of Salem. He rests with his family and followers in the nearby churchyard.
 
Erected 1969 by Salem United Methodist Church, Anderson Township Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 4.535′ N, 84° 23.458′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Salem Road. Click for map. Marker is
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By Melanie Born, April 15, 2009
2. The Founder / The Church Marker
at or near this postal address: 6120 Salem Road, Cincinnati OH 45230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garard/Martin Station, 1790 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cherry Tree Grove (approx. 4 miles away); William H. Horsfall (approx. 4.2 miles away in Kentucky); The Cincinnati Observatory (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mt. Moriah (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mt. Moriah Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mt. Moriah Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bellevue, Kentucky (approx. 5.5 miles away in Kentucky). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
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By Melanie Born, April 15, 2009
3. The Church
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By Melanie Born, circa March 2009
4. Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Melanie Born of Parma, Ohio. This page has been viewed 988 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Melanie Born of Parma, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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