Cadiz in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bishop Matthew Simpson
After leaving Cadiz, Matthew Simpson served as President of Indiana Asbury (De Pauw) University from 1839 to 1848. In 1852 he was elected a Bishop of the Methodist Church. In later years Simpson became a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. It was Simpson who urged the President to prepare and issue the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1865 the Bishop had the sad duty of giving the Oration at Lincoln's funeral in Springfield. Bishop Simpson died on June 18, 1884, and is buried in Philadelphia.
Erected 1965 by Northeast Ohio Methodist Conference Historical Society.
Location. Click for map. Marker is located near the corner in front of the Harrison County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 West Market Street, Cadiz OH 43907, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrison County Congressional Medal of Honorees (a few steps from this marker); Cadiz, Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark Gable (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cadiz G.A.R. Memorial (approx. half a mile away); M101A1 105mm Towed Howitzers (approx. 5.7 miles away); New Athens, Ohio (approx. 5.9 miles away); Franklin College / Cornerstone of Civil Rights (approx. 5.9 miles away); Historic Hopedale / Clark Gable, "The King of Hollywood" (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cadiz.
Also see . . . Matthew Simpson - Wikipedia.
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