Cadiz in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bishop Matthew Simpson
After leaving Cadiz, Matthew Simpson served as President of Indiana Asbury (De Pauw) University from 1839 to 1848. In 1852 he was elected a Bishop of the Methodist Church. In later years Simpson became a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. It was Simpson who urged the President to prepare and issue the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1865 the Bishop had the sad duty of giving the Oration at Lincoln's funeral in Springfield. Bishop Simpson died on
Erected 1965 by Northeast Ohio Methodist Conference Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Churches & Religion.
Location. 40° 16.374′ N, 80° 59.828′ W. Marker is in Cadiz, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Ohio Route 9, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 250. Marker is located near the corner in front of the Harrison County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 West Market Street, Cadiz OH 43907, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrison County Congressional Medal of Honorees (a few steps from this marker); Cadiz, Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark Gable (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cadiz G.A.R. Memorial (approx. half a mile away); M101A1 105mm Towed Howitzers (approx. 5.7 miles away); New Athens, Ohio (approx. 5.9 miles away); Franklin College / Cornerstone of Civil Rights (approx. 5.9 miles away); Historic Hopedale / Clark Gable, "The King of Hollywood" (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cadiz.
Also see . . . Matthew Simpson - Wikipedia . (Submitted on October 8, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,745 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.