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Near Cherry Fork in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Covenanter Church

1804

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 16, 2019
1. Covenanter Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1804, a group of Scotch-Irish Covenanters from Rockbridge County, Virginia, erected a log church on this location. In 1805, they organized the Cherry Fork Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Two brick churches were also built on this location, in 1832 and 1854. The present (1976) Cherry Fork United Presbyterian Church is the oldest congregation of Covenanter origin in Ohio.
 
Erected 1977 by Adams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.864′ N, 83° 36.938′ W. Marker is near Cherry Fork, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is on Ohio Route 138 south of 2nd Street (U.S. 137), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherry Fork OH 45618, 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. Winchester, Ohio – 1815 / Morgan’s Raid – 1863 (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Winchester
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By J. J. Prats, April 16, 2019
2. Covenanter Church Marker
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Seaman (approx. 4.8 miles away); Byrd Township World War I DAR Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Historic Decatur / A. N. Marquis and Who’s Who (approx. 6.6 miles away); Decatur Civil War Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Adams County Heritage Center (approx. 6.9 miles away); West Union Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Reverend John Graham (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Covenanters. “Covenanters started their migration to North America by way of Ireland. Having come to Ireland for religious, economic, and political reasons throughout the Seventeenth Century, Scottish Presbyterians, including Covenanters, once again for religious, economic, and political reasons felt compelled to migrate again. The migration is usually dated from the year 1717, when preacher William Tennent, founder of Log College, the first Presbyterian seminary in North America, came with his family to the Philadelphia area. In North America Covenanters became known as members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. They were among the most vocal agitators for
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independence from Great Britain and volunteered in large numbers as soldiers in the revolutionary armies. The Covenanters were opposed to slavery, and in 1800 the Reformed Church voted to outlaw slave-holding among its members.” (Submitted on May 16, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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