The 1895 New Burlington Meetinghouse
The "old" New Burlington Meetinghouse
comes down to make way for Caesar's Creek Lake.
The "new" New Burlington Friends Meeting
New Burlington Friends Meeting
(FUM ~ Wilmington Yearly Meeting)
Rte. 380 & Cemetery Rd.
Greene County, Ohio
September 13th, 1871 ~ New Burlington Preparative Meeting opened. Friends bought the old 1844 Methodist church in which to meet.
1895 ~ A new meetinghouse was built not far from the old Methodist church.
June 22nd, 1922 ~ New Burlington Monthly Meeting is established.
1959 ~ An additon was built onto the church.
October 15th, 1970 ~ The U.S. government buys the meetinghouse since New Burlington was to be re-located due to the creation of Caesar's Creek Lake. The new meetinghouse is built in "Burlington Heights" on Rte. 380. Also see, Caesar's Creek Valley before Caesar's Creek Lake.
Geneva McClure (Mrs. William Coe), in her "Tribiute to a Lost Town" (Wilmington, Ohio: Cox Printing Company, August 1970, p. 7) wrote:
"We had just two churches in town when I was growing up; a Quaker Church and the Methodist Church. They each had youth groups, the Sunshine Society and the Epworth League.
When the Quakers held their revival meeting each night for a week, we kids would all attend, I'm sure a little good rubbed off on us, but at the time, I must admit it was just some place to go."