Zoar in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Zoar Garden was the Separatist's most public manifestation of their faith, its religious symbolism masked by its lush beauty. It provided both residents and visitors with a place to relax and reflect. This "lustgarden," or pleasure garden and the accompanying greenhouse were mentioned by travelers as early as 1829. Although some vegetables and fruits were grown here, the garden was filled mainly with flowers. [continued on other side]
[continued from other side] The Zoar Garden represented the New Jerusalem as described in Revelation 21. The center tree is Christ, or the Tree of Life, surrounded by a hedge representing Heaven. The surrounding twelve trees represent the apostles. The radiating paths are the paths people walk in life, and the path around the Garden perimeter is the World. To get to Heaven, believers had to look toward Christ.
Erected 2008 by Zoar Community Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-79.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
Location. 40° 36.837′ N, 81° 25.341′ W. Marker is in Zoar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 212) 0.1 miles south of Fourth Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zoar OH 44697, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zoar Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Building in Zoar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zoar Town Hall / Zoar and The Ohio & Erie Canal (about 400 feet away); Zoar Meeting House (about 400 feet away); The Cow Barn Foundation (about 700 feet away); Welcome To Zoar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zoar Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trailhead (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zoar.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.