McComb First Presbyterian Church

McComb First Presbyterian Church (HM1RIA)

Location: McComb, OH 45858 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 6.387', W 83° 47.731'

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Built 1855-56

(side a)
Organization of the congregation began in 1848 under the Rev. George Van Eman, and a charter was granted in 1854. The oldest Presbyterian church building in continuous use in Hancock County, the sanctuary was constructed in 1855-56. Members of the congregation included first Congressional Medal of Honor recipients John R. Porter and William Bennsinger, honored for their exploits as members of Andrews Raiders during the Civil War.

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Captain Issac Cusac, Civil War hero, was a member of the congregation and married the daughter of Rev. Van Eman, first minister of the congregation. Also, in this building, one of the first Boy Scout Troops in America was organized by Rev. Alexander in 1910.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number9-32
Year Placed1984
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild of Hancock County, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 265258 N 4554340
Decimal Degrees41.10645000, -83.79551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 6.387', W 83° 47.731'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 6' 23.22" N, 83° 47' 43.86" W
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Area Code(s)419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 S Church St, McComb OH 45858, US
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