Some Places and Dates of Finney’s Revivals & Travels

EARLY NEW YORK REVIVALS

1824–1825

Evans Mills, LeRay Antwerp, Gouverneur Dekalb, Western

1826–1827

Rome (Jan 1826) 
Utica (Feb.–May, Nov. 1826, Jan. l827) 
Auburn (June–Aug. 1826) 
Troy (October 1826) 
New Lebanon (April 1827) 
New Lebanon Conference and national recognition

Little Falls, (July 1827) 
Stephentown (July–Oct. 1827)

LEAVES NEW YORK STATE

Wilmington, Delaware 
(Dec.1827)

1828–1829

Philadelphia, PA (Jan. 1828) 
Wilmington, DE —Jan. 1829) 
Reading, PA (Jan.–May 1829) 
Lancaster, PA (May–June 1829) 
New York City 
(Oct. 1829–May 1830)

1830—1831

Rochester, NY 
(Sept. 1830–Mar. 1831) 
Great Rochester Revival

1831–1837

Auburn, NY (May–Apr. 1831) 
Buffalo, NY (April–June 1831) 
Providence, RI (Aug. 1831) 
Boston, MA (Aug. 1831–Apr. 1832)

New York, City 
Chatham St Chapel 
pastor, May 1832–Mar. 1836

(Jan.–July 1834:Finney took a Mediterranean cruise to recuperate from cholera contracted in a NY epidemic)

Broadway Tabernacle 
pastor, 1836–1837

(For one year Finney combined responsibilities at the Broadway Tabernacle and Oberlin College, then left permanently for Oberlin)

Oberlin College 
Oberlin, OH 
Becomes professor of theology, 
Fall 1887remains until death

LATER REVIVALS

1842

Boston, MA 
Providence, RI 
Rochester, NY

1843–1844

Boston, MA 
(This winter, Finney claims the “baptism of the Spirit.”)

Nov. 1849–Mar. 1851

ENGLAND 
Houghton, Birmingham, Worcester, London 
(visits France)

(1851 August: Becomes president of Oberlin College; serves until 1866

Fall 1851: New York City 
Spring 1852: Hartford, CT 
Fall 1855: Rochester, NY 
Fall 1856: Boston, MA 
Fall 1857: Boston, MA

Dec. 1858–Aug. 1860

ENGLAND 
Houghton, St. Ives, London, Huntington, Bolton, Manchester 
SCOTLAND 
Edinburgh, Aberdeen

(Finney spent the remainder of his life teaching and writing, and preaching and pastoring at First Church, Oberlin,OH, where he was pastor from 1844 to 1872)

By the Editors

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #20 in 1988]

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