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Brunswick in Medina County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brunswick United Methodist Church

 
 
Brunswick United Methodist Church Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. Brunswick United Methodist Church Marker, side one
Inscription.  The Rev. Jacob Ward founded the Brunswick Methodist Episcopal Church in April 1817 with 13 members: Rhoda Stow, John and Lucy Stearns, John and Hannah Hulet, Samuel and Sarah Tillotson, Thomas and Phoebe Stearns, Solomon and Polly Harvey, Lydia Crittenden, and Olivia Ashley. In 1830, John and Lucy Stearns donated land for a cemetery, which included space for a church. A new church was completed in 1872. Bricks used for the building were fired locally and the first windows were glazed with clear glass and protected by shutters. In 1916, the church was extensively remodeled and redecorated. Stained glass replaced the clear glass, the church bell was relocated to the newly-added tower, and the main entrance was moved from the center of the building to the vestibule in the tower.

As Brunswick has grown, the church has expanded. The South Wing was constructed in 1958 for Sunday school rooms and a fellowship hall. In 1976, the East Wing was added for more Sunday school rooms and offices. That same year, a steeple was erected on the bell tower that included a carillon. In 2002, a larger sanctuary with stained glass windows
Brunswick United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. Brunswick United Methodist Church Marker
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and the North Fellows hip Hall was built. In honor of the founder of the congregation, the original sanctuary was renamed Jacob Ward Chapel. Brunswick United Methodist Church celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2017 and continues its charge to take Christ into the world and bring the world to Christ.
 
Erected 2017 by the Brunswick United Methodist Church and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 10-52.)
 
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 month for this entry is April 1817.
 
Location. 41° 14.26′ N, 81° 50.467′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Ohio, in Medina County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Road (U.S. 42) and Center Road (Ohio Route 303), on the right when traveling north on Pearl Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1395 Pearl Rd, Brunswick OH 44212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heritage Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Underground Railroad Station (approx. one mile away); Weymouth School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Liverpool Township / Liverpool and Valley City (approx. 4.4 miles away); Judge Samuel Hinckley / John Brongers
Brunswick United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. Brunswick United Methodist Church Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Town Hall and School Building (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pomeroy House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Columbia Township (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Brunswick United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
4. Brunswick United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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