First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church (HM8P3)

Location: McConnelsville, OH 43756 Morgan County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 38.987', W 81° 51.053'

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Many early settlers of Morgan County were of Scot-Irish heritage and brought the Presbyterian faith with them. From this group Reverend John Hunt and twelve charter members organized the first congregation in McConnelsville and Malta in 1824 and third oldest congregation in Morgan County. The congregation built a brick church in 1832 at a cost of $2,361. Known for its excellent acoustics and fine music, the building received the first pump organ in the two villages in 1849. In 1916 the church was stuccoed and added a Sunday school and vestibule. The original bell was sold to the steamboat H.D. Munson in 1865, and the present bell came from the Bristol Presbyterian Church. Because of its large seating capacity, the church was also used for civic functions, including an early court trial. Over the years, members have included General Robert McConnell, founder of McConnelsville, Henry Dawes, uncle of Vice-President Charles Dawes, and Frances Dana Gage, early women's rights leader.
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HM NumberHM8P3
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number16-58
Year Placed2004
Placed ByFirst Presbyterian Church and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 426998 N 4389233
Decimal Degrees39.64978333, -81.85088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.987', W 81° 51.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 59.22" N, 81° 51' 3.18" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 N 8th St, McConnelsville OH 43756, US
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