Tallmadge Church State Memorial is the oldest church in Ohio still in continuous use as a place of worship. A Tallmadge committee of seven men developed plans for building the church in 1819 and appointed one of their members, Lemuel Porter, as the architect and builder. The church raising began in July 1822 and the church was dedicated on September 8, 1825.
Reflecting Porter's design, the wood, brace-framed church features a Greek Revival portico, supported by four large columns, and a dominant one hundred-foot high steeple with a weather vane. There are thirty-two windows and more than 1,100 individual panes of glass. The main building measures 44 feet wide by 55 feet long.
The church may be toured only by appointment.
The congregation moved to their Heritage Drive facility in 1969 and gave the historic church building to the Ohio Historical Society in 1971. The church is available for weddings, community events, and educational tours. Weddings are performed in the church throughout the year, and couples from all over the United States come to be married here.
If you are interested in reserving the Tallmadge Historical Church for your wedding or event, please call the City of Tallmadge Rental Office at 330-633-0855.
Hours: By Appointment
Address: 115 Tallmadge Circle State Route 91 & State Route 261
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