First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church (HM10RN)

Location: Jackson, MI 49201 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.786', W 84° 24.521'

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In 1834 thirteen Jackson pioneers established the Barry-Jackson Baptist Church in Sandstone Township. Five years later the Reverend David Hendee and seventeen members of that church formed the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Meetings were held in several locations until 1868, when construction began on the present church. J.R. Lewis provided the plans and specifications for this Romanesque Revival-style structure. When a lack of funds resulted in repeated construction delays, "Uncle Ben" Mosher, a member of the building committee, agreed to erect the walls for free if the materials were supplied. A donation from four church members in 1871 assured the structures completion. The church was eventually dedicated on March 10, 1872.
HM NumberHM10RN
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL1171
Year Placed1989
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 713783 N 4680389
Decimal Degrees42.24643333, -84.40868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.786', W 84° 24.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 47.16" N, 84° 24' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145-199 W Cortland St, Jackson MI 49201, US
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