Near Oxford in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery
Side A: The Restoration Movement
In the early years of the nineteenth century, a religious unrest known as the Second Great Awakening spread across much of the American frontier. Among the most influential of the evolving religious organizations were the Campbellites, or Disciples of Christ, founded in the 1820s by Thomas and Alexander Campbell. The Campbellite movement sought to "restore" New Testament Christianity by calling for a return to the primitive church revealed in the gospels. Campbellites denied creeds and oath-taking and rejected sectarianism. They believed in baptism by immersion and communion on Sundays. Followers also dealt with problems and transgressions of members within the church and did not use civil courts. They held a millennial view that professed human happiness and the belief that Christ would reign on earth for a thousand years. Believers spread this word to the pioneers of the Doty Settlement and elsewhere. By 1850, there were ninety Campbellite Churches in Ohio.
Side B: Doty Settlement Cemetery
In 1844, one acre of land in the Doty Settlement was given by Job Smith to the First Congregation of Christian Disciples (Campbellites) of Oxford Township for church and burial purposes. A 24 by 36 foot frame meeting house was constructed, but the inside was never completed. Over
Erected 2005 by The Oxford Museum Association, Oxford Township Trustees, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 33.466′ N, 84° 45.508′ W. Marker is near Oxford, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on Brown Road 0.2 miles south of Doty Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in the Oxford Township Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6829 Brown Road, Oxford OH 45056, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Doty Settlement / The Pioneer Farmstead (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Black (Pugh's Mill) Covered Bridge Historic Hopewell / Historic Hopewell Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Oxford Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey (approx. 3.6 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey House (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Verlin L. Pulley Tower (approx. 3.8 miles away); Langstroth Cottage / Lorenzo Langstroth (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oxford.
Also see . . . History of the Restoration Movement. (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
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