Manchester in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A local preacher organized a Methodist Society in 1797 at his home on the Scioto Brush Creek north of the village of Blue Creek in Adams County in the Northwest Territory.
In August 1800 the Society built a log church on a site provided by Mr. Moore. It was the first Methodist Church building in the Northwest Territory. Moore’s Memorial Chapel named in honor of the founder, preacher and benefactor, now occupies the same site.
Joseph and Rebecca Moore
[top of marker] ”Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” MARK 16:15
[bottom of marker] ”For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. 38° 41.653′ N, 83° 35.825′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from East 8th Street, 0.2 miles east of Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker and grave site are located near the southeast corner of Manchester Odd Fellows Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester OH 45144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jeremiah Ellis (a few steps from this marker); Massie’s Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manchester (approx. 0.8 miles away); Manchester, Ohio (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buckeye Station (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society (approx. 4 miles away); Cabin Creek Bridge / Covered Bridges (approx. 6 miles away in Kentucky); Lafferty Funeral Collection (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
Also see . . .
1. Rev Joseph E. Moore (Find A Grave). Joseph served in the Revolutionary War (there is some evidence he may have held (Submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Moore's Memorial Chapel.
2523 Township Highway, Blue Creek, Ohio 45616
The present structure is located on the original site of the first Methodist Church built in Ohio and the old Northwest Territory. The original church building was erected in August of 1800. (Submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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