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Old Calvary Methodist Church

The community of Washington Township, including State Senator Doughty Utter, met at the Calvary Methodist Church on November 4, 1842, to protest the kidnapping of Fanny Wigglesworth and her four children by William Moore and William Middleton. A committee was organized and resolutions were issued demanding the return of the family. The event precipitated Robert Fee’s involvement in the Underground Railroad. This site was chosen to commemorate the kidnapping of the Wigglesworth’s since the actual site of their home is inaccessible.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: St. Rt. 756, Moscow, 45153

Website: Old Calvary Methodist Church

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Washington Township Trustees

Location Type: Site

People/Organizations Associated with the site: William Middleton (Slave Catcher),William Moore (Slave Catcher)

Freedom Seekers: Fanny Wigglesworth

Religious Denominations: Methodist