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Monroe, Ohio, co-located in Butler and Warren Counties, was named in honor of President James Monroe, who was elected President of the United States in 1817, the year it was founded. Until 2010, a unique 62-foot tall sculpture of Jesus which appeared to be rising from the waters could be seen from I-75 in Monroe. The statue was behind the amphitheater on an island at the church's baptismal pool at the Solid Rock Church, a megachurch with more than 4,000 members. The statue, known officially as "King of Kings," but is also known as Big Butter Jesus," or "Touchdown Jesus," was struck by lightning and destroyed in the fire which resulted on June 15, 2010. It was replaced in September of 2012 by a new statue, called "Lux Mundi." The replacement statue is 52 feet tall and stands upright with welcoming arms spread wide.

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