Darrtown United Methodist Church
4309 Walnut Street
Darrtown, Ohio 45056
METHODIST CHURCH HISTORY
We are indebted to Donna Gallagher, who, on July 9, 2013, contributed the following material, which members of the Methodist church assembled and printed for the two special events that are described below.
TWO SIGNIFICANT EVENTS WITHIN TWO DECADES!
Members of the Darrtown Methodist Church celebrated two historic events within a period of 14 years.
ANNIVERSARY OF STRUCTURE: In 1996, the building turned 125 years old - as it was constructed in 1871.
ANNIVERSARY OF ORGANIZATION: In 2010, the church organization turned 200 years old - as the church was established in 1810.
Documents that were assembled for those two events appear below and the history of the church is reflected within those documents.
1996: DARRTOWN METHODIST CHURCH BUILDING IS 125 YEARS OLD
Members of the Darrtown United Methodist celebrated the 125th birthday of the church building, on October 27, 1996. The following images show documents that were distributed at the time.
2012: BICENTENNIAL OF DARRTOWN METHODIST CONGREGATION
The Darrtown United Methodist congregation celebrated its 200th birthday on September 26, 2010. The following images show documents that were distributed at the time.
Images from the past...
The following three photos of the Darrtown Methodist Church were taken by Paul Weiss. The Weiss children (Frances, Bill, and Linn) contributed the images to the Darrtown.com website.
The photo at the left was taken in 1955 from behind the Weiss home on Main Street - looking west toward the Methodist church.
ABOVE: This image captures some work behind the Methodist Church. Bill Weiss suggested that Ben Barbour may have been the bulldozer operator. And, yes, the small structure between the bulldozer and the church is an "outhouse" - i.e., outdoor toilet.
ABOVE: Four "supervisors" include (L-R): Unidentified, Earl Young, Dick Bufler (with hands on hips) and Jerry Young.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Marvin Russell contributed the next five Bible School images (one right and four below).
We seek help in defining whether this Bible School was hosted by the Union Sunday School or whether it was hosted solely by the Darrtown Methodist Church.
If you can identify any of the persons who appear in the five photos contributed by Marvin, please contact the Webmaster.
LEFT: Mrs. Marcella Baumann is the woman seated at the right. All others are unidentified.
ABOVE: The girl standing at the right is Naomi Jo Witherby; the woman seated in front of Naomi Jo is her mother, Mrs. Jean Witherby. The girl with the blue blouse may be Ruth Decker.
ABOVE: The woman in the background is Georgia Wills.
BELOW: These two images were donated by Deanna (Lemmons) Richardson, in October 2013.
Deanna's mother, Ida Mae Lemmons (left) and Sally Hansel (right) are prepared
to participate in the 2003 Methodist Church Vacation Bible School parade.
The Methodist church appears in the background.
Ida Mae Lemmons
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