Remarkable Ohio


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31-77 First Congregational Church of Hudson

Side A: On this site, the first meetinghouse owned by the Hudson Congregational Church was dedicated March 1, 1820, twenty-one years after David Hudson first came to the Hudson area. Its members met here until they completed their sanctuary on Aurora Street in 1865. In August 1835, church members unanimously adopted a resolution declaring that slavery is”a direct violation of the law of Almighty God.” At a November 1837 prayer meeting, church member and anti-slavery leader John Brown made his first public vow to destroy slavery.
Side B: Blank
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, First Congregational Church of Hudson, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 27 East Main Street, 
Location: Hudson Town Hall, NE corner of E Main S & Church St
Latitude: 41.2410390
Longitude: -81.4395690