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Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Stewart

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. John Stewart Marker
Inscription.
1816 — 1916
JOHN
STEWART

——
Apostle to the
Wyandot Indians
Father
of missions of
the Methodist
Episcopal Church

 
Erected 1916.
 
Location. 40° 50.193′ N, 83° 16.695′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street and North 4th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyandot Mission Church (a few steps from this marker); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyandott Indian Mission (about 400 feet away); Fort Ferree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wyandot Indian Council House (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle Island (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
 
More about this marker. To view this historic marker, when traveling on US 23, take the exit for state routes
John Stewart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. John Stewart Marker
53 and 67 and head south towards the village of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, for approximately 1.6 miles. Then look to turn left (east) on East Church Street. Upon turning onto East Church Street, head east for approximately 0.2 miles and then on the left, between two historic markers, is the side entrance to the cemetery that leads directly to the Wyandot Mission Church. The historical marker is affixed to a grave just south of the Wyandot Mission Church.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Stewart, First Missionary. Excerpt from the book "Moccasin Trails to the Cross" by Thelma Marsh. (Submitted on January 26, 2010.) 

2. The Old Mission Church. "The Wyandot Indian Mission was founded by John Stewart in 1816. Three years later, the Wyandot Mission became the first officially recognized mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America." (Submitted on January 26, 2010.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,053 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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