Calvary Baptist Church - Rio Grande, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
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.

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1853

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: American Baptist

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:45 AM

Street address of Church:
11457 State Route 588, Rio Grande, OH 45674
Rio Grande, OH United States

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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