Near Finleyville in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"Mingo Creek Meeting House"
Organized in 1783. This pioneer congregation first worshipped in a 50 ft. square log building (with rough benches for seats) constructed in 1786 on the site of the present manse the first pastor, Doctor Samuel Ralston, was born in Northern Ireland of Scotch parents and received his education at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He was installed as pastor in 1796. The present church was built in 1831.
Here in the old log meeting house the "Mingo Creek Boys", leaders in the Whiskey Insurrection held their meetings and laid their plans to resist the Federal Tax of 7¢ per gallon on Monongahela Rye Whiskey in 1794. This whiskey was the "Money Crop" of the pioneers. An armed force of 500 men led by Major James MacFarlane marched to attack the Bower Hill home of General John Neville, the Federal Tax Collector. Major MacFarlane, an officer in the American Revolutionary War, was killed in this attack. He is buried in the Mingo Cemetery.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events Whiskey Rebellion series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
Location. 40° 13.804′ N, 79° 59.788′ W. Marker is near Finleyville, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on Mingo Church Road west of Pennsylvania Route 88, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville PA 15332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Headstones of American History - The Whiskey Rebellion (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Oak Tree Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Mingo Creek Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain James McFarlane (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Saml. Ralston D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Cincinnati Mine Disaster (approx. ¼ mile away); Honor Roll (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Finleyville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.