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Zoar in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oldest Building in Zoar

 
 
Oldest Building in Zoar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2016
1. Oldest Building in Zoar Marker
Inscription.  
Oldest Building in Zoar
First home of Joseph Bimeler
First Meeting House

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
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 Historic District (about 500 feet away); Zoar Town Hall / Zoar and The Ohio & Erie Canal (about 600 feet away); The Cow Barn Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Zoar Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome To Zoar (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zoar.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Bimeler. Ohio History Central website entry:
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of a photograph depicting the cabin of Joseph M. Bimeler, the first leader of the Society of Separatists of Zoar, as it appeared in 1896. Bimeler lived here from 1817-1820 and it also served as the Society's first meeting house. (Submitted on January 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Zoarites. Ohio History Central website entry:
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.) 
 
Joseph Bimeler Cabin (<i>southeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2016
2. Joseph Bimeler Cabin (southeast elevation)
Joseph Bimeler Cabin (<i>south/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2016
3. Joseph Bimeler Cabin (south/front elevation)
(marker visible near center)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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