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Near Bidwell in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

New Hope Baptist Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. New Hope Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The New Hope Baptist Church was organized around 1860, burned in 1863, and was rebuilt in the fall of 1864. Once called the Harris Colored Baptist Church, the edifice’s name “New Hope” was chosen because it represented the hope of people struggling for a new beginning and a place to worship God. The church’s graveyard is the burial place of members of the United States Colored Troops, veterans of the Civil War. The war itself also came to the Harrisburg area. Units of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s infamous raiders rode through northern Gallia County on July 18, 1863, taking for themselves horses, food, and valuables. In pursuit, Union forces confiscated horses, hay, and other goods from area residents, including those of two men from Harrisburg.
 
Erected 2010 by The American People and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.126′ N, 82° 21.129′ W. Marker is near Bidwell, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker is on Route 554 east of Tycoon Road (Local Route 77), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bidwell OH 45614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
New Hope Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. New Hope Baptist Church Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Adamsville (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Homestead (approx. 1.6 miles away); Robert L. “Bob” Evans (approx. 1.6 miles away); University of Rio Grande (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bidwell (approx. 3 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Lambert Land Settlement (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ewington Academy (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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