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

New Hope Baptist Church

 
 
New Hope Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1863.
 
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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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sorghum Cane (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sorghum Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Freedom Seekers: Ohio and the Underground Railroad (approx. 1.6 miles away); Appalachian Crafts (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Village of Adamsville (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Flood of March 1997 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welcome to the Adamsville Log Cabin Village (approx. 1.6 miles away); Adamsville Mercantile (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
New Hope Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. New Hope Baptist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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