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Serpent Mound Marker

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  • 16-71 As of July 2010, the Marker has not been erected. 16-71 As of July 2010, the Marker has not been erected.
  • 16-71 The First Presbyterian Church Plaque 16-71 The First Presbyterian Church Plaque
Title, side A
The First Presbyterian Church
Text, side A
Organized in 1798 by Reverend William Speer, the First Presbyterian Church is the oldest congregation in Chillicothe. Members of the church, led by Reverend Hugh S. Fullerton, hired a teacher to educate African American children in Chillicothe. Fullerton, an avowed abolitionist, encouraged his congregation to aid fugitive slaves as they made their way to Canada. The First Presbyterian Church was a part of the Chillicothe Presbytery. In 1835, the Chillicothe Presbytery sent a letter to their sister presbytery in Mississippi outlining a very strong stand against slavery.
Address
This marker has not been erected
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Location
Mead Drive at Belleview Hill