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Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Blendon Presbyterian Church

 
 
First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
1. First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1829 the Presbyterians of Blendon Township built their first church. The land was donated by Timothy Lee for “church and burial” purposes. The Reverend Ebenezer Washburn, buried here, was the first minister. The church was destroyed one week after its dedication in an apparent act of arson.
 
Erected 1976 by the William Goldsmith family, Blendon Township Trustees, Blendon Bicentennial Commission, and The Ohio Historical Society; on July 4th. (Marker Number 6-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.717′ N, 82° 54.3′ W. Marker is in Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dempsey Road and Hempstead Road. Click for map. It is at Blendon Central Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Westerville OH 43081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Phelps (a few steps from this marker); Blendon Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Blendon Central Cemetery (about 300 feet away,
First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
2. First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker
measured in a direct line); Blendon Township War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Blendon Church Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Ellsworth Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Central College Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Westerville.
 
Also see . . .  Blendon Central Cemetery. (Submitted on January 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 26, 2009
3. First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker
Rev Washburn grave marker second stone to right of historical marker, with US flag.
Rev. Ebenezer Washburn Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 26, 2009
4. Rev. Ebenezer Washburn Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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