Historic Salem Church

Historic Salem Church (HM20UP)

Location: Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 Wyandot County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 50.44', W 83° 11.552'

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Salem Church of Christ

—"Indian Bush". —

Evangelical Circuit Riders visited this area in the 1830's bringing the Word of God to German speaking settlers. In 1845 a need was felt for a regular place of worship and a log meeting house was built near this location known as "Indian Bush". In 1854 a Sunday School was organized which met there or in nearby homes. Prominent family names in the early church were Kuenall, Walter, Failor, Blaser, Paulin, and Knoble. The present church structure, completed in 1861, of simple barn frame construction, was used by the congregation then known as the Salem Evangelical Church. Through later mergers, the church became the Evangelical United Brethren and finally United Methodist Church. The bell and tower were added in 1906, and other improvements made over the years. In 2001, a structural failure caused the building to be closed and the small congregation then merged with the Union United Methodist Church located 2 ½ miles north. In 2002, three former members formed the Friends of Salem Church Foundation and repairs were completed by this foundation to make the building again suitable for use as a place of worship.
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HM NumberHM20UP
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByTrustees of the Friends of Salem Church Foundation and Friends
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 315154 N 4523383
Decimal Degrees40.84066667, -83.19253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 50.44', W 83° 11.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 50' 26.4" N, 83° 11' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)419, 740, 567
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4058-4350 Old Lincoln Hwy, Upper Sandusky OH 43351, US
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