“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Unitarian Universalism (UUism) Historical Markers

This series of markers details histories of UU churches, as well as their two predecessor Unitarian and Universalist churches.
Plaque and stone in front of the Baldwin County Courthouse. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
Plaque and stone in front of the Baldwin County Courthouse.
1Alabama (Baldwin County), Bay Minette — Judge Harry Toulmin(1766 – 1823)
Born and educated in England, Toulmin became a Unitarian Minister and fled persecution in 1793. In the U.S. he served as President of Transylvania University and Secretary of the State of Kentucky. In 1804 Thomas Jefferson appointed him as the first . . . — Map (db m100850) HM
2Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Campsite 1Selma to Montgomery Trail
Hall Farm March 21, 1965 — Map (db m61846) HM
3Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — In Honor of James Joseph Reeb1927-1965 — “This Good Man” —
Rev. James J. Reeb, an Army Veteran and Unitarian minister from Casper, Wyoming, was working in Boston when Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. appealed for clergymen of all faiths to come to Selma to protest the violence that occurred at the Edmund Pettus . . . — Map (db m37683) HM
4Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Campsite 3Selma to Montgomery Trail
Robert Gardner Farm March 23, 1965 — Map (db m61847) HM
5Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Campsite 2Selma to Montgomery Trail
Rosie Steele Farm March 22, 1965 — Map (db m70954) HM
6Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Campsite 4Selma to Montgomery Trail
City of St. Jude March 24, 1965 — Map (db m117069) HM
7Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Camp Hill — First Universalist Church of Camp Hill
(front) The First Universalist Church of Camp Hill was the largest Universalist church in the southeastern United States in the first half of the 20th century. With roots in the European Enlightenment, Universalism was transplanted to the . . . — Map (db m92504) HM
8Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Camp Hill — Lyman Ward Military Academy
Lyman Ward Military Academy was founded in 1898 as the Southern Industrial Institute by Dr. Lyman Ward, a Universalist minister from New York. Dr. Ward established SII to educate the poor children of Alabama, many of whom had few opportunities due . . . — Map (db m25501) HM
9California (Alameda County), Oakland — 896 — First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Designed in 1889 by Walter J. Mathews, this solid masonry Romanesque church departed radically from California's traditional Gothic wood frame construction. Noted for its world famous stained glass windows produced by Goodhue of Boston, and for . . . — Map (db m100561) HM
10California (Amador County), Volcano — The Thomas Starr King Bell
The Thomas Starr King Bell was donated to the town of Volcano by Unitarian preacher Thomas Starr King in 1862, who was greatful to the town for its support for the Union and the election of Abraham Lincoln. The bell was originally located at the . . . — Map (db m101341) HM
11California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Thomas Starr King1824 - 1864
Courageous and inspirational San Francisco minister, stalwart defender of the Union during the Civil War, advocate of racial justice, admired educator and pioneering nature writer. Starr King was a Unitarian preacher credited with keeping . . . — Map (db m90267) HM
12California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 691 — Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King
Apostle of liberty, humanitarian, Unitarian minister, who in the Civil War bound California to the Union and led her to excel all other states in support of the United States Sanitary Commission, predecessor to the American Red Cross. His statue, . . . — Map (db m91855) HM
13California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 902 — First Unitarian Church
This building, designed by George W. Page in 1891, became the permanent home of a congregation that first met in City Hall in 1866. A version of Richardsonian Romanesque style, the innovative structure withstood the earthquake of 1906 and became a . . . — Map (db m30126) HM
14Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Hollow Church Bell
[ right plaque ] This bell hung in the Hollow Church which was relocated during construction of the Compensating Reservoir. It was cast in Hartford, CT in 1834. [ left plaque ] Dedicated 1997 These boulders were provided by . . . — Map (db m29848) HM
15Connecticut (Litchfield County), Norfolk — Mills - Emerson House
1806 Built By Michael F. Mills ---------------- Later the Home Of Rev. Ralph Emerson Second Pastor of The Church 1816 – 1829 — Map (db m29684) HM
16Connecticut (Windham County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn
Formerly Mortlake, first settled 1703, made a town on 2nd Thursday of May, 1786. Home of General Israel Putnam prior to and after the Revolution. Town landmarks include: Meeting House on the Green, built 1771 by First Ecclesiastical . . . — Map (db m93440) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 5 — Ambassadors of FaithRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
Three dramatic religious structures dominate this corner. They are among some 40 religious institutions lining 16th Street between the White House and the Maryland state line. Many serve as unofficial “embassies” representing . . . — Map (db m152206) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 18 — The Artistic LifeRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
The lively scene around you began with an arts movement in the 1950s. Musicians, dancers, and artists found centrally located 18th Street attractive as declining rents made it affordable. Early on, jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd brought fame . . . — Map (db m152207) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 17 — Social JusticeCultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail —
Straight ahead is All Souls Church, Unitarian, long known for its social activism, starting with abolitionism in the 1820s and ranging through nuclear disarmament and interracial cooperation. During the segregation era, All Souls was one of the . . . — Map (db m130753) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Owen D Young Peace Tower
This tower dedicated to the ideal of international justice and world peace is a loving and grateful tribute to Owen D Young who inspired by faith in the constructive power of human brotherhood contributed his rare talents . . . — Map (db m114772) HM
21District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.3 — Senator Daniel WebsterCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable,” Senator Daniel Webster, January 1830 Senator Daniel Webster, eloquent advocate for the preservation of the Union and a political giant . . . — Map (db m29708) HM
22Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — Rockwell Universalist Church
Organized 1839 — second oldest Universalist Church in Georgia. Located here near original site of Rockwell School, oldest school in this section, and Rockwell Masonic Lodge. Confederate Soldiers enlisted and drilled here 1861-1865. Church . . . — Map (db m19548) HM
23Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — "Jingle Bells"
James L. Pierpont (1822-1893), composer of "Jingle Bells", served as music director of this church in the 1850s when it was a Unitarian Church located on Oglethorpe Square. Son of the noted Boston reformer, Rev. John Pierpont, he was the brother of . . . — Map (db m5817) HM
24Illinois (Vermilion County), Hoopeston — Dixie HighwayThe Original Hubbard Trail
Map (db m36353) HM
25Illinois (Will County), Plainfield — The Development of Downtown PlainfieldDowntown Plainfield Historic District
First Plat of "Planefield" Chester Ingersoll platted the "Town of Planefield" in August 1834 north of the settlement at Walker's Grove. It was a modified grid plan of thirteen nearly square blocks with a formal Public Square at the . . . — Map (db m94140) HM
26Indiana (Monroe County), Bloomington — 53.2005.1 — The Colored School
Side A By 1874, what has been known as the Colored School opened in Center School here at Sixth and Washington Streets to serve African-American elementary students of Bloomington. An 1869 law had mandated education of colored children, with . . . — Map (db m47674) HM
27Iowa (Polk County), Mitchellville — Universalist Church1868
This church was built by Thomas Mitchell. Thomas Mitchell was born in New Hampshire in 1816. he came to Iowa Territory in 1840, and in 1844 became the first white settler of Polk County. He built cabins and later inns to feed and shelter the . . . — Map (db m44833) HM
28Kansas (Nemaha County), Seneca — The Seneca Free Library
The Library was an idea generated by the Seneca Women’s Club embroidery circle in 1908. As they worked, they often discussed books and the need for a town library. After collecting 300 books they persuaded a drug store to give them shelving space. . . . — Map (db m55791) HM
29Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2173 — First Unitarian Church
Founded in 1830, First Unitarian Church has been active in civil-rights movements as well as community-wide initiatives. Several fires have damaged the church. Including one in 1985 which left only the stone walls. Each time it has been rebuilt by . . . — Map (db m104729) HM
30Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — First Unitarian Universalist Church
Established in 1833 by Rev. Dr. Theodore Clapp, a Congregationalist minister who served as pastor until 1856. The church became Unitarian in 1837. The first church building, known as the Strangers' Church, could hold more than 2,000 . . . — Map (db m155967) HM
31Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — First Parish ChurchPortland Maine Freedom Trail
Top Plaque Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007 Bottom Plaque First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist 425 Congress Street. A memorial plaque inside First Parish honors Prentis Mellen. Pews within the church are marked for the . . . — Map (db m96519) HM
32Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Reverend William I. Reese
[Southwest Face] Erected Dec 1, 1859 By a donation from the HON. FRANCIS O.J. SMITH, to honor and perpetuate the memory of REV. WILLIAM I. REESE who while pastor of the First Universalist Society, founded the Portland Widow’s Wood Society. . . . — Map (db m50436) HM
33Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 7 — Riverside: Temple of Peace / Le Temple de la Paix
The Gothic style cottage, now used for business, was built by the Reverend Sylvester Judd as a home and parsonage. In 1840, Judd became minister of Augusta's Unitarian Church, the church of local elite. In 1841, Judd married Jane . . . — Map (db m110891) HM
34Maine (York County), Saco — Sarah Fairfield Hamilton, 1831-1909Saco Main Street Museum Walk
Sarah Fairfield Hamilton was a founder of the local chapter of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, and led that organization to create Saco's first kindergarten, a nursery for mill workers' children, summer park programs and other . . . — Map (db m55721) HM
35Maryland (Baltimore), Mount Vernon — Exercising Freedom: Overcoming Racial and Religious BoundariesMount Vernon Cultural Walk
Contrary to Baltimore’s 19th century conservative appearance, Baltimoreans created progressive, diverse communities that expanded the nation’s racial and religious freedom. By the time of the Civil War, Baltimore had the largest free African . . . — Map (db m102390) HM
36Maryland (Baltimore), Mount Vernon — First Unitarian Church
. . . — Map (db m5643) HM
37Maryland (Baltimore), Mount Vernon — Mount Vernon Cultural District
Mount Vernon Cultural District provides an unequaled richness of cultural experience. Since the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857, Mount Vernon has enjoyed a continuing association with the arts. Nineteenth Century Philanthropist George . . . — Map (db m142378) HM
38Maryland (Baltimore), Mount Vernon — St. Ignatius Church
St. Ignatius Church opened August 15, 1856. Designed by Henry Hamilton Pittar and Louis L. Long, it was the second unit to be completed in the block-long complex that stretches from Madison to Monument Streets. In 1855, the porticoed central section . . . — Map (db m6125) HM
39Maryland (Baltimore), Mount Vernon — The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore(Unitarian and Universalist)
Founded as the First Independent Church of Baltimore Maximilian Godefroy, Architect, 1817 — Map (db m5645) HM
40Maryland (Baltimore), Mount Vernon — The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore(Universalist and Unitarian)
In 1817, when Baltimore Town boasted 60,000 inhabitants and Mount Vernon Place was still a forest, a group of leading citizens met in the home of Henry Payson "to form a religious society and build a church for Christians who are Unitarian and . . . — Map (db m7168) HM
41Maryland (Baltimore), Oliver — St. Francis Xavier Church
Dedicated on February 21, 1864, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was the first black parish in the U.S. The church originated in the 1790s due to the efforts of the Sulpician Fathers and the Oblate Sisters of Providence to provide education and . . . — Map (db m7563) HM
42Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Infusing Style and Sophistication: The Influence of Maximilian Godefroy
For its first 25 years, the burying ground remained a simple place characterized by plain grave markers. After 1810, tastes changed and First Presbyterian Church's leading public figures demanded the ornate. The most dramatic change was a new . . . — Map (db m6645) HM
43Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — The Carriage Gates of Westminster Burying Ground
Westminster's carriage gates, completed in 1815, were among the nation's first examples of Egyptian Revival architecture. Commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church, the gates were designed by Maximilian Godefroy (1765-ca.1840), a French . . . — Map (db m6629) HM
44Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — The Unitarian Church of Barnstable
. . . — Map (db m140443) HM
45Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Hyannis — The Federated Church of Hyannis
. . . — Map (db m142692) HM
46Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — Universalist Society Meeting House
Universalist Society Meeting House Built in 1834 This building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1999 — Map (db m141654) HM
47Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Provincetown — Universalist Meeting House of ProvincetownUnitarian Universalist
This Property Has Been, Placed on The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m141940) HM
48Massachusetts (Hampshire County), Northampton — Town Center
By the mid 19th century the simple elegance of Northampton's buildings began to give way to the tastes and fashions of a new era of commercialism. William Fenno Pratt, who designed many of the Victorian buildings on Main Street, conceived of the . . . — Map (db m138436) HM
49Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — United First Parish Church
Within this church are the tombs of two Presidents of the United States and their wives John Adams – Second President 1735 1826 Abigail Adams 1744 1818 their son John Quincy Adams – Sixth President 1767 1848 Louisa Catherine Adams 1775 . . . — Map (db m18051) HM
50Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Hingham — Old Ship Church1630 - 1930
Erected in 1681, it is the oldest church structure in the United States to have been used continuously for public worship. Samuel Lincoln, original American ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, worshipped here regularly. — Map (db m48810) HM
51Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Leyden Street
Leyden Street, originally known to the first settlers as First Street, Great Street or Broad Street, is where the Pilgrims began building their houses in the winter of 1620-21, and it has been the heart of the town ever since. Extending from the . . . — Map (db m75830) HM
52Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Unitarian Controversy of 1801
          This tablet is inscribedin grateful memory of the Pilgrims and of their successors who at the time of the Unitarian Controversy in 1801 adhered to the belief of the Fathers and on the basis of the original creed and covenant perpetuated . . . — Map (db m107454) HM
53Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — King’s Chapel
. . . — Map (db m18083) HM
54Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — St. Stephen's ChurchNew North Meeting House — Richard Cardinal Cushing - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy —
[Panel 1] St. Stephen's Church The North End’s changing ethnic and religious groups always had a good friend in St. Stephen’s Church. Originally called “New North” (to distinguish it from nearby “Old North”), it was . . . — Map (db m37181) HM
55Massachusetts (Worcester County), Harvard — Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church
Four previous church buildings have stood on this approximate site. The first meeting house was constructed in 1733 when the congregation first gathered. A new building was necessary in 1775 to accomodate the congregation's growth. The third . . . — Map (db m66304) HM
56Massachusetts (Worcester County), Hopedale — Adin Ballou Memorial
Adin Ballou — Preacher, Author, Reformer, Philanthropist, Apostle of Christian Socialism, and Founder of the Hopedale Community. 1803–1890. “Blessed are the Peacemakers.” “Not disobedient to the heavenly . . . — Map (db m1618) HM
57Michigan (Cass County), Dowagiac — L1028A — St. Paul's Church / Episcopal Church
(Obverse Side) St. Paul's Church Under the leadership of Justus Gage (1805-1875), this structure was built as a Universalist church. Completed at a cost of $3,000, it is Dowagiac's oldest public building. At the time of completion, . . . — Map (db m64731) HM
58Michigan (Jackson County), Concord — L2068 — Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church
Concord Universalists (Side 1) After migrating from the East, primarily New York State, thirteen families brought their faith to Concord and formed a Universalist Society in 1854. Society members erected this building in 1866 and . . . — Map (db m78876) HM
59Michigan (Jackson County), Concord — L1842 — Paddock-Hubbard House
Side 1 In 1843 New York natives Alfred and Ruth Paddock migrated to Concord Township. Within two years they erected this Greek Revival house, reminiscent of those in their home state. A prominent merchant, Alfred Paddock (1805-1870) owned . . . — Map (db m78877) HM
60Michigan (Oakland County), Troy — L507 — Barn Church
Built by William Lakie as a dairy barn in 1912, this structure is now a church. At one time the electric interurban railway ran past this barn and picked up milk cans gathered from surrounding farms. After the Presbyterian Church purchased the . . . — Map (db m95558) HM
61Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L497 — First Unitarian Universalist Church
Perry W. McAdow and his wife Clara built this elaborate mansion in 1891. The McAdows, who had earned their fortune in the gold mines of Montana, lived here from 1891 to 1897. The house continued as a private residence until 1913, when it was sold to . . . — Map (db m84642) HM
62Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Symbols on the Skyline — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
Several structures have dominated the crest of the hill above this spot. The first was a luxury hotel named the Winslow House, built in 1857 by James M. Winslow while St. Anthony was still a favorite resort and health spa. Its style of architecture . . . — Map (db m50208) HM
63Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Near this spot in 1630 Father Louis Hennepin first sighted and named the Falls of Saint Anthony. This is the oldest standing church in the city of Minneapolis. The front rectangular nave, built of native limestone, was opened by the First . . . — Map (db m51065) HM
64Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Church of Saint Louis, King of France
"Blessed be the Lord, for He has wondrously shown His steadfast love to me when I was beset as in a besieged city." Psalm 31:21 Here in the center of the clamorous city, providing an oasis of solace, silence, mystery and artistry, is . . . — Map (db m79343) HM
65Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Judith Sargent Murray
An early American feminist writer and champion of women's rights, Murray (1751-1820) was also instrumental in fostering the Universalist Church in America. Murray lived for two years at Oak Point Plantation on this site. She died on July 6, 1820, . . . — Map (db m103817) HM
66Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Greenleaf EliotBorn August 5, 1811
Coming to St. Louis in 1834 to found a Unitarian church, Minister William Greenleaf Eliot devoted his life to improving his adopted city. Eliot was pivotal in developing the public school system and many other educational and philanthropic . . . — Map (db m124568) HM
67New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Nathaniel & Armenia WhiteDowntown Concord — Est. 1725 —
Abolitionists, Suffragists & Philanthropists Fifteen-year-old Nathaniel White arrived in Concord, virtually penniless, to work as a clerk in a Main Street hotel. Six years later, in 1832, he had saved sufficiently to become a partner . . . — Map (db m115905) HM
68New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — The South Church
This Greek Revival-style church was dedicated on February 15, 1826. Its architect and construction supervisor was Jonathon Folsom, a master builder. The exterior granite was quarried in Rockport, Massachusetts, transported to Portsmouth by water, . . . — Map (db m96778) HM
69New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Baptistown — Old Stone Church
Now owned by Unitarian-Universalist congregation. Present church was built in 1837. — Map (db m16592) HM
70New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Universalist
First society formed 1838 church erected this square facing Exchange St. in 1846, burned c. 1867 — Map (db m93290) HM
71New York (Chenango County), New Berlin — White Store Church
Built 1820 by Baptists, Methodists, and Universalists. Church in original form except pulpit lowered in 1863. — Map (db m93551) HM
72New York (Erie County), Buffalo — First Unitarian Congregational Society Building
This building was erected in 1833 by the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Buffalo which worshipped here until 1880. Abraham Lincoln in February 1861, attended church services here and sat in the pew of his host Millard Fillmore. — Map (db m92879) HM
73New York (Erie County), Springville — 1992 The New York State Convention of Universalists
1992 The New York State Convention of Universalists has donated the land and buildings on this site to the Town of Concord for use as a public library or for other municipal purposes of benefit to its citizens. This site was the home of the First . . . — Map (db m80702) HM
74New York (Erie County), Springville — ConcordWestern New York Southtowns Scenic Byway — Godard Town Hall —
Godard Town Hall was gifted to the Town of Concord by local benefactress Calista Goddard in 1902, to be utilized for an opera house and office space. With the gift came the promise from the Town that the building always be for public use. The . . . — Map (db m80750) HM
75New York (Herkimer County), Salisbury — Bell Purchased 7 May 1831
Bell purchased 7 May 1831 by the Baptist and Universalist Societies of Salisbury for the church erected in 1831 and occupied principally by the American Baptists. The church stood across the highway from 1831-1946 on the site of the present . . . — Map (db m137089) HM
76New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Church of the SaviourFirst Unitarian Church Brooklyn
This church, designed in gothic revival style by Minard Lafever, was dedicated in 1844. It is the home of the oldest Unitarian society in Brooklyn, organized in 1833. During the 1890's, new windows, the work of Louis C. Tiffany, were installed. — Map (db m33726) HM
77New York (Monroe County), Webster — Early Church - 1845
Early Church - 1845 First Universalist Society 1845 - John Farr - mason contractor 1925 - Johnson Brothers Garage 1962 - automotive supply store — Map (db m113462) HM
78New York (Niagara County), Middleport — Early ChurchUniversalist Church
Built by Fred Shy in 1841, church members brought cobblestones from Lake Ontario shore by ox carts. Erected July, 1976 — Map (db m73006) HM
79New York (Oneida County), Vernon — Mission Church
Mission Church of Oneida Indians, built 1818 at Oneida Castle by Rev. Eleazar Williams. Moved here in 1842 by Unitarians. Became Vernon Town Hall 1892. — Map (db m150518) HM
80New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 11 — George and Rebecca Barnes HouseThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
” …take into consideration the Principles of the American Government, and the extent to which they are trampled under foot by the Fugitive Slave Law.” —a call for a mass convention, signed by George Barnes, 1851 . . . — Map (db m138791) HM
81New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Great Central DepotThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
The Underground Railroad: What Was It? Traveling by foot, wagon, boat, or railroad, between 100,000 and 150,000 African Americans sought freedom in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or the northern U.S. before the end of U.S. slavery in 1865. . . . — Map (db m138801) HM
82New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — 1837 Church
First in Clarendon. Built of stone by Universalists on land given by Eldredge Farwell - first pioneer settler in town. — Map (db m65925) HM
83New York (Orleans County), Gaines — CobblestonesBirth of a Local Style — Architecture of the Coast —
Ingenious use of local materials gave rise to a home-grown Seaway Trail architectural style. Cobblestone construction was perfected by local masons between the opening of the Erie Canal and the Civil War. Local farmers had access to the . . . — Map (db m78221) HM
84New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Old Stone Church
Placed by the Rockland County Society to mark the oldest building dedicated to God’s service now standing in the County of Rockland, New York ----- this ----- “Old Stone Church” was erected in the year 1813 by a newly organized Society . . . — Map (db m44304) HM
85Ohio (Butler County), Hamilton — 31-9 — Bunker Hill / Dog Town
Bunker Hill The Millville, Reilly and Milton Turnpike brought prosperity to the village now renamed Bunker Hill. School House No. 10 stood nearby from 1849-1857. By 1860 clothing manufacturing was the major business here. A Post Office was . . . — Map (db m107801) HM
86Ohio (Butler County), Oxford — 33-9 — Bunker Hill Universalist Church/Bunker Hill Cemetery
(side A) Bunker Hill Universalist Church The Bunker Hill Society was organized about 1845 and fellowshipped in 1854. A frame meeting house, capable of seating 300, was dedicated in 1855. Thirty people united with the church . . . — Map (db m107789) HM
87Ohio (Champaign County), Woodstock — 31-11 — Universalist ChurchClassic Architecture and Art in Rural Ohio
Rev. George Messenger and his congregation built the first Universalist Church on this site. It was dedicated during a state convention of Universalists in Woodstock in June 1844. In 1893, Rev. John A. Carpenter was instrumental in erecting a . . . — Map (db m85116) HM
88Ohio (Cuyahoga County), North Olmsted — 10-18 — Coe Ridge
In 1823, Asher and Abigail Coe migrated from Connecticut and settled here. By mid-century the Coe family operated the second largest dairy farm in Ohio. Their home was used as a post office in 1843. The Universalist Church, built in 1847 at . . . — Map (db m43341) HM
89Ohio (Cuyahoga County), North Olmsted — 94-18 — First Universalist Church
The Universalist religious movement spread across Ohio as the state was settled in the 1800s. Universalists proclaimed a loving God and universal salvation. Believers were sometimes scorned as “no-Hell-ers.” Olmsted’s First Universalist . . . — Map (db m134225) HM
90Ohio (Cuyahoga County), North Olmsted — 98-18 — Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum
From 1829 to 1842, the northern region of Olmsted Township was called Frostville. It was named by Elias C. Frost, who operated a post office in his farmhouse located at what became the intersection of Kennedy Ridge and Columbia Roads in North . . . — Map (db m136817) HM
91Ohio (Greene County), Yellow Springs — 15-29 — Antioch College
Chartered in 1852 by the Christian Church and later a Unitarian institution, Antioch College opened with educational pioneer Horace Mann as its first president. One of the earliest co-educational colleges in the United States, from its inception . . . — Map (db m12471) HM
92Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 65-31 — Gaines High School / Peter H. Clark
Side A: Gaines High School In 1866, Gaines High School (grades 7-12), one of the first high schools for African Americans in Ohio, opened just west of this site in the same building as the Western District Elementary School, completed in 1859 . . . — Map (db m23956) HM
93Ohio (Lorain County), Oberlin — 30-47 — Antoinette Brown Blackwell and First Church in OberlinAntoinette Brown Blackwell (1825–1921)
First Church was built by the Oberlin Community in 1842-44 for the great evangelist Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875). He was its pastor, headed Oberlin College’s Theology Department, and later became College president. In the mid-19th . . . — Map (db m144079) HM
94Ohio (Morgan County), McConnelsville — 13-58 — First McConnelsville Christmas Tree
This former Universalist Church, which held a strong conviction for education and the pursuit of knowledge, was built in 1852 at a cost of $3,500. In 1865, its members decorated the first Christmas tree to be placed in a church in McConnelsville. . . . — Map (db m13401) HM
95Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 6-77 — Site of Sojourner Truth's Speech on Women's Rights
On this site on May 29, 1851, Sojourner Truth, a former slave, gave her world famous "And Ain't I a Woman?" speech, recalling the hardships she had endured. Active in both the Abolitionist and Women's Rights Movements, she electrified an audience . . . — Map (db m43726) HM
96Ohio (Washington County), Belpre — 15-84 — Early Ohio Artists
[Side A:] Born in Massachusetts in 1805, Sala Bosworth spent all but nineteen years of his eighty-five years in Washington County. After studying at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, he returned to the county to paint many full size . . . — Map (db m20127) HM
97Ohio (Washington County), Marietta — Unitarian Church
Built based on John Slocomb's Gothic design in 1855. Financed by Nahum Ward. Ohio's largest landowner in the early 1800's. — Map (db m149708) HM
98Pennsylvania (Berks County), Oley — De Benneville House
Built 1745 by Dr. George de Benneville, preacher in this area 1743-55, and founder of Universalism in America. He died in Philadelphia in 1793. The house is 2.25 miles away on a side road. — Map (db m84526) HM
99Pennsylvania (Bradford County), Sheshequin — First Universalist Church
The first Universalist Society in Bradford County was organized in Sheshequin in 1808 and became a church organization in 1880. This building was erected in 1827 by the united efforts of the members who made "bees" to haul the stone, fell . . . — Map (db m154019) HM
100Pennsylvania (Crawford County), Meadville — Unitarian Church
A fine example of Greek Revival architecture. It was erected in 1835-36 at a cost of $3500, mostly given by Shippen and Huidekoper families. Planned by the builder of Fort Sumter, General George W. Cullum. — Map (db m41031) HM

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