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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Congregational Church

 
 
First Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
1. First Congregational Church Marker
Inscription.  First Congregational Church, chartered in 1796, was the N.W. Territory's first organized church. Dedicated 1809 using Rufus Putnam's “Two Horn” plan, the first building burned in 1905. This church built 1906.
 
Erected by The Rotary Club of Marietta.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
 
Location. 39° 24.93′ N, 81° 27.419′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is on Front Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 Front Street, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named First Congregational Church (a few steps from this marker); Muskingum Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial To The Start Westward (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to the “Start Westward of the United States”
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Meigs House (within shouting distance of this marker); American Union Lodge No. 1, F. & A. M. (within shouting distance of this marker); General Arthur St. Clair (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington County Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
First Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 22, 2022
2. First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 22, 2022
3. First Congregational Church Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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