First Religious Service

First Religious Service (HMDMF)

Location: Mansfield, OH 44902 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.527', W 82° 30.838'

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Oldest religious congregation in north-central Ohio. First Methodist sermon preached at the "Spring" in 1809 by Rev. James Copus. Services then conducted in blockhouse, 1811; in first court house, 1813; at church home of Dr. William B. James, 1814; first church building located N.W. corner Park Avenue East and Adams, 1820; present site in 1870. All land donated by General James Hedges, a distinguished member.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number1-70
Year Placed1978
Placed ByFirst United Methodist Church and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 372207 N 4513082
Decimal Degrees40.75878333, -82.51396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.527', W 82° 30.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 31.62" N, 82° 30' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-22 Lincoln Highway, Mansfield OH 44902, US
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