First Presbyterian Church, Fremont, Ohio   Save
First Presbyterian Church, Fremont, Ohio
Description: At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Presbyterian Church's Western Missionary Society sent Rev. Joseph Badger to what is now Fremont Ohio to establish a mission to the Wyandot tribe. In later decades, white settlers began to settle in the area and on November 30, 1833. a group of 22 people met at the courthouse to establish a Presbyterian Church. The congregation met in several different places until 1844, when land was purchased to build a church building on the corner of Park Avenue and Garrison Street. The building was completed in 1847. In 1869, the Presbyterians laid a cornerstone for a new Romanesque style building on the site of the former house of worship. The church with the first tall steeple in Fremont was dedicated debt-free four years later. During this time, the leadership of the church was provided by the Rev. Ebenezer Bushnell, who served from 1857 to 1882. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B06F07_015_1
Subjects: Sandusky County (Ohio); Presbyterian Church; Fremont (Ohio);
Places: Fremont (Ohio); Sandusky County (Ohio)