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A bit of local history

Ephraim Quinby founded Warren in 1798, on 441 acres (1.78 km2) of land that he purchased from the Connecticut Land Company, as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Quinby named the town for the town's surveyor, Moses Warren. The town became the Trumbull County seat in 1801.  In 1833, Warren contained county buildings, two printing offices, a bank, five mercantile stores, and about 600 inhabitants.  

During the latter decades of the nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, Warren remained an important trading and manufacturing center. By 1888, four railroads connected the community with other parts of Ohio. In that same year, there were five newspaper offices, seven churches, three banks and numerous manufacturing firms in Warren. The businesses manufactured a wide variety of products including linseed oil, furniture, barrel staves, wool fabric, blinds, incandescent bulbs, automobiles and carriages.

Warren was the first town in the U.S. that got an electric street illumination and continued to grow in the twentieth century. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, steel production was a major industry in the county because of large deposits of coal and iron ore in surrounding counties. In recent years, many Warren residents have worked in local service and retail sales businesses. In 2000, Warren was Trumbull County's most populated community, with 46,832 residents. Many examples of late 19th and early 20th century architectural styles still stand in downtown Warren, including the Trumbull County Courthouse, which contains one of the largest courtrooms in the state of Ohio and the Trumbull County Carnegie Law Library in addition to office buildings, banks, stores, and homes surrounding the Courthouse Square area.

Our Church, Warren First Church of the Nazarene, was begun in the early part of the 20th century.  From a wooden tabernacle building to a sturdy brick building all built mainly by the members of the congregation, the congregation worshipped for years just east of the downtown Warren area on the corner of Buckeye and Mulberry Streets.  We moved to our present location at 4179 Parkman Rd. NW in 1980.  Click here for a map and directions to Warren First Church.






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