Turkey Run Church is located near Fairfield County’s border with Pickaway County.  When dedicated in 1835, the church was officially named Turkey Run Predestinarian Baptist Church and more than 500 people came from miles around to attend the ceremony.  Built of brick made and fired on the property, the church could accommodate nearly sixty worshipers on hand-grained pews cushioned by early quilts.  Adjacent to the church is a cemetery in which are buried many of the early settlers whose descendants still live in Fairfield County.

Directions and Map

Turkey Run Church is located at 11635 Lancaster-Circleville Road, SW, in Lancaster, Ohio.

From the corner of Main and Broad Streets in Lancaster, Ohio, drive west on Main Street/Lincoln Avenue for about 1 mile. Turn right onto 188 W (Cedar Hill Road).  Drive approximately 12 miles. The lane for Turkey Run Church will be on the left.

Location Features

  • Nineteenth-century church made of bricks constructed and fired on site.
  • Original pulpit and hand-grained pews which are a fine example of folk art painting.
  • Early cemetery dating back to 1812.

Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds of the church, which are open from sunrise to sunset. The church itself is currently closed for repairs and renovation.