First Methodist Mission in AmericaFounded by John Stewart, a black man, in 1816, the Wyandott Indian Mission became the first officially recognized mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America three years later. A stone Mission Church was built on this spot in 1824, under the supervision of the Rev. James B. Finley. The Wyandott Indians worshipped here until 1843. The building fell in ruins in later years. It was restored in 1889 and designated a national historic shrine by the General Conference of The Methodist Church in 1960.
|Placed By||The General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 307875 N 4523006|
|Decimal Degrees||40.83560000, -83.27870000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 50.136', W 83° 16.722'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 50' 8.16" N, 83° 16' 43.32" W|
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|Area Code(s)||419, 740, 567|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 E Church St, Upper Sandusky OH 43351, US|
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