Warren hike ends at Finney birthplace monument
Warren Land Trust President Rebecca Neary, right, and others hike to a monument at the birthplace of the Rev. Charles Finney in Warren on Saturday. BZ photos
Representatives of the Warren Land Trust and the Warren Historical Society, along with First Selectman Craig Nelson, led a hike deep into the woods on Saturday to tour the birthplace of the Rev. Charles Finney, an abolitionist who went on to become the president of Oberlin College.
The hike on Cunningham Road led to a stone monument with a plaque recognizing Finney, who was born Aug. 26, 1792. The monument was built in 1921 by alumni from Oberlin College
Land trust President Rebecca Neary, historical society President John Favreau and Warren town historian and historical society curator Ellen Paul led the tour with Nelson.
Rebecca Neary and Warren First Selectman Craig Nelson point the way.
Participants in the hike pause in front of the monument.
The remnants of a building at the Finney homestead.