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Tallmadge Historic Church

Park History

In 1807, the Reverend David Bacon founded the City of Tallmadge and, in 1809, the Congregational Church of Tallmadge. In 1819, a committee of seven men developed plans for building the church and appointed one of their members, Lemuel Porter, as the architect and builder. Porter's design included a wood brace-framed church featuring a Greek revival portico supported by four large columns and a dominant one-hundred foot high steeple with a copper weathervane. It took three years to build the church; beginning July 1, 1822 and completed for the church dedication service on September 8, 1825.The church is one hundred feet tall, including the weathervane. There are thirty-two windows and more than 1,100 individual panes of glass.

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.