Peace United Methodist Church.
History & Heritage

Peace United Methodist Church


The first church building in this community was a Methodist Church built on this site in 1833. That building was razed and a new church erected in 1883. That second church (photo above) also was razed and the building you see today, facing Cross Street, opened in 1952. Peace UMC moved into its new building at the corner of Long and Diley Roads on February 14, 1999.

In 1882, a disagreement over whether to build a cemetery caused prominent Pickerington citizen Jacob B. Dovel to leave the Methodist congregation. He moved his membership to the United Brethren Church; and, later, the Dovel Evangelical United Brethren (E.U.B.) Memorial Church was built at 170 E. Columbus Street (photo shown below). Behind this church is the Dovel Memorial Cemetery
(located adjacent to Violet Cemetery).

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