Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Church / The Founder
Families of Salem settlement first held services in Francis McCormick's log home. When he gave land in 1817 for a church and public school, they built a log church on this site, later replacing it with a brick building. In 1863 the existing church was built, the bricks from the second church being used for the educational building next door.
Francis McCormick (1764-1836), who fought under Lafayette at the siege of Yorktown, founded Methodism in the Northwest Territory. His evangelical and pioneer spirit led him from his Virginia birthplace to establish churches in the wilderness, first at Milford, Ohio, then here, at his village of Salem. He rests with his family and followers in the nearby churchyard.
Erected 1969 by Salem United Methodist Church, Anderson Township Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 4.535′ N, 84° 23.458′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Salem Road. Touch for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garard/Martin Station, 1790 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cherry Tree Grove (approx. 4 miles away); William H. Horsfall (approx. 4.2 miles away in Kentucky); The Cincinnati Observatory (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mt. Moriah (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mt. Moriah Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mt. Moriah Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bellevue, Kentucky (approx. 5.5 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
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