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Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wyandot Mission Church

 
 
Wyandot Mission Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Wyandot Mission Church Marker
Inscription.
Built with Government funds in 1824
Used by the Wyandot Indians till 1843
First American Methodist Mission
Designated as a Shrine
by the
1960 Methodist General Conference

 
Erected by John Stewart Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
 
Location. 40° 50.203′ N, 83° 16.695′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street and North 4th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Church Street. Click for map. To view this historic marker, when traveling on US 23, take the exit for state routes 53 and 67 and head south towards the village of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, for approximately 1.6 miles. Then look to turn left (east) on East Church Street. Upon turning onto East Church Street, head east for approximately 0.2 miles and then on the left, between two historic markers, is the side entrance to the cemetery that leads directly to the Wyandot Mission Church. The historical marker is affixed to an outside wall of the Mission Church. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Stewart (a few steps from this marker); Departure of the Wyandot Indians
Wyandot Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Wyandot Mission Church
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyandott Indian Mission (about 400 feet away); Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Fort Ferree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wyandot Indian Council House (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Mission Church. "The Wyandot Indian Mission was founded by John Stewart in 1816. Three years later, the Wyandot Mission became the first officially recognized mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America." (Submitted on January 26, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Native Americans
 
Wyandot Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Wyandot Mission Church
View of the cornerstone of the Wyandot Mission Church, showing that it was built in 1824 when the Reverend J. B. Finley was leading the mission.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
4. Wyandot Mission Church
View of a memorial stone, affixed to an outside wall of the church, listing prominent individuals involved in the Wyandot Indian Mission.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
5. Wyandot Mission Church
View of a marker affixed to the side of the Wyandot Mission Church showing that this structure has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wyandot Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
6. Wyandot Mission Church
View of the grave of the missionary to the Wyandots, John Stewart, which is located just south of the mission building. The plaque on the stone reads:
1816 — 1916
JOHN STEWART
Apostle to the Wyandot Indians
Father of missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,413 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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