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Leon church set to host open house


August 18, 2021

The new First Congregational Church of Leon, located on highway 27 between Melvina and Sparta, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 22 for its' latest expansion project.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate for the United States of America. In the same year, in the Village of Leon, 14 community members met to lay the groundwork for the establishment of the Congregational Church. For 125 years the church has been an integral part of life in the small community nestled between Cashton and Sparta, divided by highway 27.

One entry, preserved in the records history, reads as follows...

"Leon, Monroe County, Wisconsin Ja...

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