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Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Blendon Presbyterian Church

 
 
First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
1. First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1829 the Presbyterians of Blendon Township built their first church. The land was donated by Timothy Lee for “church and burial” purposes. The Reverend Ebenezer Washburn, buried here, was the first minister. The church was destroyed one week after its dedication in an apparent act of arson.
 
Erected 1976 by the William Goldsmith family, Blendon Township Trustees, Blendon Bicentennial Commission, and The Ohio Historical Society; on July 4th. (Marker Number 6-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.717′ N, 82° 54.3′ W. Marker is in Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dempsey Road and Hempstead Road. Touch for map. It is at Blendon Central Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Westerville OH 43081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Phelps (a few steps from this marker); Blendon Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Blendon Township's Early Presbyterian Churches and Church Bell (within
First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
2. First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Phelps Acre Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blendon Central Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Blendon Township War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Blendon Church Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Ellsworth Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerville.
 
Also see . . .  Blendon Central Cemetery. (Submitted on January 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 26, 2009
3. First Blendon Presbyterian Church Marker
Rev Washburn grave marker second stone to right of historical marker, with US flag.
Rev. Ebenezer Washburn Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 26, 2009
4. Rev. Ebenezer Washburn Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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