Tallmadge in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
—Organized Jan. 21, 1807 —
Tallmadge was established in 1807 by David Bacon as a Congregational community. In 1821 local landowners donated timber to build this church, designed and constructed by one of Ohio's first architects, Col. Lemuel Porter. Dedicated on September 8, 1825, the structure is considered to be a perfect example of the pure Connecticut-type of Federal architecture. It is the oldest Ohio church to be continuously occupied as a place of worship.
Erected 1965 by The Ohio Historical Society and The Architects Society of Ohio. (Marker Number 2-77.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 6.107′ N, 81° 26.469′ W. Marker is in Tallmadge, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Darrow Avenue (Ohio Route 261) and North Avenue (Ohio Route 91), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker and church are on the north side of the Tallmadge Circle (former town square). Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Tallmadge Circle, Tallmadge OH 44278, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tallmadge Veterans Memorial (within shouting Tallmadge Circle (Public Square) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Hall and Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Middlebury Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Middlebury Lodge No. 34 F.&A.M. (approx. 3.3 miles away); Franklin Augustus "F. A." Seiberling and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (approx. 3.3 miles away); Silver Lake / Silver Lake Amusement Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); Wesley Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallmadge.
Also see . . .
1. History of Tallmadge First Congregational Church. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tallmadge Circle Park. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Federal Style Buildings in Connecticut. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.