Zoar in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Oldest Building in Zoar
First home of Joseph Bimeler
First Meeting House
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 36.874′ N, 81° 25.381′ W. Marker is in Zoar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street west of Main Street (State Route 212), on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted above eye-level on the south/front side of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zoar OH 44697, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zoar Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zoar Meeting House (about 300 feet away); Zoar Village (about 400 feet away); Zoar Town Hall / Zoar and The Ohio & Erie Canal (about 600 feet away); The Cow Barn Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome To Zoar (approx. ¼ mile away); Zoar Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trailhead (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zoar.
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Bimeler. Reproduction of a photograph depicting (Submitted on January 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Zoarites. A group of separatists, eventually known as Zoarites, established the small community of Zoar in Tuscarawas County. These separatists were originally from an area of Germany known as Wurttemberg. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, they had separated from the official German religion, the Lutheran Church. Separatists faced severe persecution in Wurttemberg, including confiscation of their properties and imprisonment. The group’s leader, Joseph Bimeler (or sometimes spelled Joseph Bäumeler), decided to bring the Separatists to the United States. (Submitted on January 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.