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Tallmadge in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

 

Organized Jan. 21, 1807

 
First Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2011
1. First Congregational Church Marker
Inscription.  
Tallmadge was established in 1807 by David Bacon as a Congregational community. In 1821 local landowners donated timber to build this church, designed and constructed by one of Ohio's first architects, Col. Lemuel Porter. Dedicated on September 8, 1825, the structure is considered to be a perfect example of the pure Connecticut-type of Federal architecture. It is the oldest Ohio church to be continuously occupied as a place of worship.
 
Erected 1965 by The Ohio Historical Society and The Architects Society of Ohio. (Marker Number 2-77.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 41° 6.107′ N, 81° 26.469′ W. Marker is in Tallmadge, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Darrow Avenue (Ohio Route 261) and North Avenue (Ohio Route 91), on the left when traveling
First Congregational Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2011
2. First Congregational Church and Marker
Marker at extreme right of photo
west. Marker and church are on the north side of the Tallmadge Circle (former town square). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Tallmadge Circle, Tallmadge OH 44278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tallmadge Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tallmadge Circle (Public Square) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Hall and Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Middlebury Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal (approx. 2.8 miles away); High Bridge Glens (approx. 2.9 miles away); History of 1832 Front Street (approx. 3 miles away); Middlebury Lodge No. 34 F.&A.M. (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallmadge.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Tallmadge First Congregational Church. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tallmadge Circle Park. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Federal Style Buildings in Connecticut. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
First Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2011
3. First Congregational Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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