Washington in Sullivan County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 94.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Hampshire Historical Highway Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1842.
Location. 43° 10.41′ N, 72° 5.581′ W. Marker is in Washington, New Hampshire, in Sullivan County. Marker is on South Main Street (New Hampshire Route 31), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington NH 03280, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington NH Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Compass Rock (approx. ¼ mile away); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington NH Town Common (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington NH (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Wayside Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alonzo Ames Miner D.D. (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
More about this marker. The actual church building is several miles away, but the access road is maintained only in the summer.
Regarding Birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The origin of the Seventh-day Adventists can be traced to the Millerite Movement of the 19th Century. This movement was largely responsible for what has been called the Great second advent awakening. William Miller (1782-1849) was a farmer who settled in upstate New York after the war of 1812.
Ellen Harmon (later known by her married name Ellen White) joined with other Adventists, including Joseph Bates, and her husband James White to form a small group of Baptist, Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian believers in Washington NH. The church was formally organized as the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Also see . . . Seventh Day Adventist - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 27, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2014, by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2014, by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.