Pioneer Pillar

Pioneer Pillar (HM2HRY)

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N 39° 6.383', W 84° 25.749'

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First Church in the Northwest Territory

to the Pioneers
landing near this spot, Nov. 18,1788

The Baptists
of Columbia Township, in 1889
erect this pillar to commemorate the heroism and piety
the first Baptist pioneers of 1788- 90
the first church in the Northwest territory was the
Columbia Baptist Church organized Jan. 20, 1790
constituent members
Benjamin Davis · Jonah Reynolds ·
Mary Davis · Amy Reynolds ·
John Ferris · John S. Gano ·
Elizabeth Ferris · Thomas C. Wade ·
Isaac Ferris, Deacon

The Columbia Baptist Church
erected its first house of worship on this spot
in 1792
the lot contains two acres of ground purchased of Benjamin Stites
and deeded
to the Baptists of Columbia Township
because the Lord our God chose this spot to put His Name here
therefore we erect this monument to be held sacred forever
Columbia Monument Association

to the first boat load
Benjamin Stites · John S. Gano ·
Benjamin Stites · Mary S. Gano ·
Benjamin Stites Jr · Thomas C. Wade ·
Rachel Stites · Hezekiah Stites ·
Ann W.Stites · Elijah Stites ·
Greenbright Bailey · Edmond Buxton ·
Greenbright Bailey · Daniel Shoemaker ·
James F. Bailey · —- Hempstead ·
Reason Bailey · Evan Shelby ·
Abel Cool · Allen Woodruff ·
Jacob Mills · Hampton Woodruff ·
Elijah Mills · Joseph Cox ·
Jonathan Stites ·

Ephraum Kirby · Benjamin Cox
Year Placed1889
Placed ByBaptists of Columbia Township
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 722296 N 4331729
Decimal Degrees39.10638333, -84.42915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.383', W 84° 25.749'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 22.98" N, 84° 25' 44.94" W
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