Congregational Church of Litchfield

Congregational Church of Litchfield (HM170Q)

Location: Litchfield, MI 49252 Hillsdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 2.748', W 84° 45.483'

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Twenty charter members, led by the Reverend Elisha Buck, established this church on July 14, 1839. Founded as a Presbyterian mission, it was reorganized under the congregational polity by the Reverend J.J. Bliss in 1844. At first, worship services were held in a local school, which was also used by the Baptists and Methodists of Litchfield. This red brick, Gothic style structure was the second building erected by the congregation. Completed in 1870, it is the oldest extant church in Litchfield. Its stained glass windows were installed in 1910. In 1888, the Christian Endeavor Society, an ecumenical youth organization, held its first Michigan meeting here.
HM NumberHM170Q
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL814
Year Placed1984
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 685544 N 4657293
Decimal Degrees42.04580000, -84.75805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 2.748', W 84° 45.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 2' 44.88" N, 84° 45' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121-129 Williams St, Litchfield MI 49252, US
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