North Lewisburg in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Friends Church / Friends Cemetery
Among the earliest settlers to Rush Township were members of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers, who emigrated from the eastern states, mostly Pennsylvania and North Carolina. At first religious services were held in the homes of devout Quakers who in turn built a small-framed meeting house on this site in 1842. The present Friends Church replaced the original structure in the 1870s at a cost of $4,245. Although not a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church supported local ardent Abolitionists who helped runaway slaves reach freedom in Canada. An epidemic during the winter of 1850-1851 reduced the Friends' membership and led to several Quaker families relocating to Iowa. The final religious service was held here on October 26, 1997, after which the church was donated to the village of North Lewisburg.
Erected 2005 by Village of North Lewisburg Friends of North Lewisburg Branch of Champaign County Library Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 20- 11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 13.663′ N, 83° 33.535′ W. Marker is in North Lewisburg, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on W, Elm Street (County Route 111) near Winder St, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 W Elm St, North Lewisburg OH 43060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Lewisburg Fire Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Lewisburg, O. Service Flag (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Lewisburg, Ohio Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 Pottersburg Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Spain Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Christopher Crary (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cushman Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Warren Sibley Cushman (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Lewisburg.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.