Wesleyan Methodist Church

Now, Briar Hill Cemetery Museum Novelty, Ohio 1851-52 The church is located on the grounds of Briar Hill Cemetery, Russell Township. David and Philinda Nutt, who immigrated to Ohio from Oneida, New York, in about 1836, helped to build the church, and have an extensive family plot on the east side of the church for their many descendents. The building has been restored and is now a museum. The Methodist... read more

First Disciples Church

Now, Church on the Green Burton, Ohio 1846 Built by a Disciples of Christ congregation in Auburn Township, the church later became the Auburn Community Church. In 1963, the church was moved to its present location and extensively renovated. It is now part of Century Village Museum, under the auspices of the Geauga County Historical Society, and is used for meetings and special events such as... read more

Union Chapel

Newbury, Ohio Circa 1856-1858 Newbury residents built the Union Chapel when the Congregational Church across the street refused to allow James Garfield to speak there, as they were concerned about the topic of his speech. The topic is today not known. Garfield, later the twentieth President of the United States, dedicated the Chapel to free speech. The Chapel became a community center, used for religious... read more

Parkman Congregational Church

Parkman, Ohio 1875 Ten members organized the church in 1823 as a Presbyterian Church. In 1873, with only seven members, the congregation was able to build a church, which was completed in 1875. The lot on which the church was built was sold in 1939, and the church was moved about a block up the hill, using a horse and rig. The move took one week. The basement was added at that time. Architectural Style:... read more

Free Will Baptist Church

Now, Auburn Township Museum Auburn, Ohio 1840 The Free Will Baptist Society, formed in 1835-36, built the current structure. The Baptists shared the building with the Methodists during the 1870s, alternating Sundays for services. After more than a century of use as a church, it was converted to the Auburn Township Museum in 1973. The church is still in its original location. National Register of Historic... read more

United Methodist Church

East Claridon, Ohio 1837 The church was originally located in Claridon Center, which was predominantly Congregationalist. It was moved to its present location in 1867, to be closer to its Methodist congregation. The steeple was added at that time. The church has undergone many renovations, and is now known locally as “The Lighthouse.” Architectural Style: Classical Revival / American... read more

First Congregational Church

Claridon, Ohio 1831 The congregation that built the church was established in 1827, and met in members’ homes and schools until the church was built. An ancient whitewood tree nearby provided wood for the backs of the pews, the wainscoting, and other trim in the sanctuary. The building may have had a spire at one time. The Standard Oil Company (Ohio) used a picture of the church on its 1977 calendar.... read more

Burton Congregational Church

Burton, Ohio 1835 The church was organized in 1808. In 1850, the building was moved to its current location. It has had several major renovations. The church is beautifully situated on the town square, near the town hall, library, fire department, and a large historical park. It forms part of the downtown area of this historic village. Architectural Style: Carpenter Gothic Address: 14558 W. Park St.... read more