Calvary Baptist Church - Rio Grande, OH
Posted by: silverquill
N 38° 53.156 W 082° 22.672
17S E 380494 N 4305020
Quick Description: This church was organized in 1850, with this building erected about 1853, first known as the First Freewill Baptist Church.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2012 11:50:02 PM
Waymark Code: WME8NC
This area of Gallia county was largely settled by the Welsh who arrived here in the early 19th century. This building was erected shortly after the organization as the Freewill Baptist Church, about 1853 according to Ohio Genealogy Express
and is now affiliated with the American Baptist Church. The Baptist Church sponsored the nearby Rio Grande University
until the latter half of the 20th Century.
The church building is a one-story white wood frame building with a short bell tower, although several additions seem to have been constructed over the years. The adjoining Calvary Cemetery has nearly a thousand graves, going back to the early days of Raccoon Township where it is located.
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