Mt. Tabor Church / Mt. Tabor Cemetery

Mt. Tabor Church / Mt. Tabor Cemetery (HM8XJ)

Location: Cable, OH 43009 Champaign County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 13.738', W 83° 41.648'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 370 views
Inscription
Mt. Tabor Church Side A:

The first Mt. Tabor Church, a log meetinghouse, was erected on this site in 1816. It stood on land originally selected by Griffith and Martha Evans for a graveyard at the death of their daughter circa 1812. Deeds show the Evans family gave two and one half acres of land "for the purpose of erecting a meetinghouse and establishing a burying site." Camp meetings, religious gatherings popular in frontier Ohio, were held on the hillside west of the meetinghouse. Simon Kenton was converted at a Mt. Tabor camp meeting in 1819. The log meetinghouse burned in 1824 and was replaced with a brick church on the same spot. In 1881, the present brick church was completed and dedicated.

Mt. Tabor Cemetery Side B:

The cemetery at Mt. Tabor basically surrounds the church on three sides. Although the date of death of Griffith and Martha Evans's small daughter varies according to county histories, it indisputably was the first burial in what was to become Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, World War I, and World War II are interred in the cemetery. Harley Woodard, a local stone carver, furnished many of the gravestones. The cemetery is renowned for its three cast zinc monuments. Far more uncommon than the usual stone monuments, these hollow grave markers, with their distinctive bright gray color, were produced only briefly during the 1880s and 1890s.
Details
HM NumberHM8XJ
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Tags
Marker Number10-11
Year Placed2004
Placed ByChampaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, Salem Township Trustees, Descendants of Marshall and Dorothy Connolly Evans Family, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 270785 N 4456652
Decimal Degrees40.22896667, -83.69413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.738', W 83° 41.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 44.28" N, 83° 41' 38.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2427 OH-245, Cable OH 43009, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?