First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church (HM1I67)

Location: Wayne, MI 48184 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 16.86', W 83° 23.044'

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On August 20, 1848, the Reverend James S. Kidder and nine members chartered the First Congregational Church of Wayne. Later that year, a Congregational society was formed. The two organizations worked as one body, but were separate, looking to the spiritual needs of its members and the society taking care of the secular matters associated with the church. The society owned the church property and took responsibility for its legal and financial interests. The church and society memberships were not always the same. In 1849 the society erected a Greek Revival meetinghouse on this site. Destroyed by fire in 1970, it was replaced by the present building in 1973.
HM NumberHM1I67
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL2053
Year Placed1999
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 303422 N 4683728
Decimal Degrees42.28100000, -83.38406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.86', W 83° 23.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 51.6" N, 83° 23' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)734, 313
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35106 Main St, Wayne MI 48184, US
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