“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Canfield in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Canfield Christian Church

Canfield Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 27, 2011
1. Canfield Christian Church Marker
Side A
Inscription. (side A)
The Canfield Christian Church began as a Baptist congregation in 1822 and church met for worship in William Dean's home. The Mahoning Baptist Association Meeting of 1826 was held in David Hayes barn. In 1827, Walter Scott was asked by the Association to be the first paid traveling evangelist in the Mahoning Valley area of Ohio. Scott accepted the offer and moved his family to a house next to the Canfield Church. By June of 1829, the Canfield Church voted to lay aside the Baptist name for the name Disciples of Christ. They believed all creeds were unnecessary and took the Bible alone as their sole rule of faith and practice. In 1847, a new church was built. Charter members of the church include James and Sarah Caldwell, Ann Winfield, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Caldwell and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Flick, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clark, Mr. and Mrs. John Flick, and Mr. and Mrs. Simmon Sackett and daughter.
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(side B)
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Numerous alterations have been made to the Canfield Christian Church over the years. In 1870, the sanctuary was redesigned, and in 1905 the building was raised to provide access to the basement. In 1907, the plain glass windows were replaced with arched windows and stained glass. Between 1932 and 1937, a new entrance was placed
Canfield Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 27, 2011
2. Canfield Christian Church Marker
Side B
at the southwest corner and the stairway to the basement was enclosed. Many improvements were made from 1949 to 1950: the main entrance was changed from Broad Street to Maple Street, and two wings were added at ground level on the north and south sides of the building. A full basement was added, allowing room for four classrooms, a kitchen, a baptistery, and a fellowship hall. A narthex was dedicated in 1983 and a memorial bell tower was added in 1983. Ten years later, in 1993, a new steeple and carillon chimes were dedicated.
Erected 2007 by Canfield Historical Society, Robert H. and Maxine D. Neff and Family, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-50.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 1.33′ N, 80° 45.609′ W. Marker is in Canfield, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street (Ohio Route 46) and Maple Street, on the right when traveling north on South Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 South Broad Street, Canfield OH 44406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (within shouting distance
Canfield Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 27, 2011
3. Canfield Christian Church Marker
of this marker); Old Mahoning County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Canfield WPA Memorial Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canfield Congregational Church / Canfield United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); The Mahoning Dispatch Building (about 700 feet away); Canfield Green (about 700 feet away); Canfield Township Hall (about 700 feet away); Canfield War Vet Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canfield.
Categories. Churches, Etc.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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