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Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Many well-known hymns, including “Sweeter As the Years Go By,” “Nearer, Still Nearer,” and “Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart,” were composed in this church by its organist, Mrs. Lelia Morris (1862-1929). Her songs have been translated into many languages and published in the hymnals of Protestant denominations around the world. The Methodist Episcopal congregation of McConnelsville was formally established in 1826 and is the town's oldest denomination. The present church was completed in 1860. It replaced a stone building constructed in 1836. General Robert McConnel, the founder of McConnelsville, donated this land for the use of the Methodists in 1817.
 
Erected 1998 by Trinity United Methodist Church and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.944′ N, 81° 50.906′ W. Marker is in McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is on 10th Street 0 miles north of Main Street (Ohio Route 60), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McConnelsville World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); McConnelsville Persian Gulf War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard Chandler Christy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Carlos M. Riecker Complex (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Evelyn True Button House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnelsville.
 
Also see . . .  Leila Naylor Morris biography with lyrics of her hymns. Note difference in spelling of her first name. (Submitted on November 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,391 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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