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Thornville in Perry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Zion Reformed Church

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 1, 2009
1. Zion Reformed Church Marker
Inscription.  Zion (Ribel's) Church was built on this site in 1808. The log structure was located in the Zion Ridge Cemetery, adjacent to the first school in Thorn Township. The congregation of Zion Reformed Church is the oldest in Perry County still in existence. The church was officially organized in 1806 when the German Reformed and Lutheran congregations joined together in building the first church in Perry County. They purchased this land on June 30, 1806, and shared the building, alternating Sundays, until 1911. In 1803, Reverend Johannes Christian Koenig (John King) became the first minister to settle in Perry County and became the founding minister for the German Reformed congregation. In 1805, Reverend Wilhelm Georg Forster (William Foster) was the first Lutheran minister to settle in Perry County and was the founding minister for the Lutherans. The present Zion Reformed Church was built across the street from the original church in 1910.
 
Erected 2006 by Zion Reformed Church and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-64.)
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 1, 2009
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Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & 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 June 1933.
 
Location. 39° 51.382′ N, 82° 23.559′ W. Marker is in Thornville, Ohio, in Perry County. Marker is on High Point Road, 0.1 miles east of Ohio Route 13, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8000 High Point Road, Thornville OH 43076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph Mitchell House / Reading Township, Perry County (approx. 3.8 miles away); First Lutheran Synod (approx. 5.9 miles away); First Mass in Ohio (approx. 5.9 miles away); Jacob Miller’s Tavern (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Sheridan Monument / 1829 Courthouse (approx. 6 miles away); Nellie Sheridan Wilson (approx. 6 miles away); General Philip Henry Sheridan (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 15, 2021
3. Zion Reformed Church and Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 6, 2022