The Warren Land Trust


Dedicated to the preservation of the rural character, farmland, open space, woodlands, and scenic beauty of Warren, Connecticut.

History Hidden in the Warren Woods: The Finney Monument

September 22, 2018

About 30 people attended the walk to the Finney Monument which the Warren Land Trust co-sponsored with the Warren Historical Society. Some came from as far away as Massachusetts.

Warren town historian Ellen Paul presented interesting facts about Rev. Charles G. Finney, born 1792 in Warren.

Located at his birthplace on Cunningham Road, the monument was built by Oberlin College to honor their president from 1851-1866. Finney was regarded as "the father of modern revivalism." He was a fiery evangelist and promoted the abolition of slavery and equal education for women and African Americans.

WLT board members BK Stafford expertly provided information about flora and fauna along the way, incl. pointing out bright orange chanterelles, Dave Schneiderbeck had cleared the mile-long walk to the monument and Rebecca Neary made sure everyone was well nourished with delicious home-made cookies.