Birthplace of "Old Rugged Cross"

Birthplace of "Old Rugged Cross" (HMIGC)

Location: Albion, MI 49224 Calhoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.814', W 84° 44.451'

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"I'll cherish the Old Rugged Cross,
? ? ?Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the Old Rugged Cross,
? ? ?And exchange it some day for a crown."

"The Old Rugged Cross," one of the world's best-loved hymns, was composed here in 1912 by the Rev. George Bennard (1873-1958). The son of an Ohio coal miner, Bennard was a lifelong servant of God, chiefly in the Methodist ministry. He wrote the words and music of over 300 other hymns. None achieved the fame of "The Old Rugged Cross," the moving summation of his faith.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker Number215
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 686377 N 4679660
Decimal Degrees42.24690000, -84.74085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.814', W 84° 44.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 48.84" N, 84° 44' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1108 E Michigan Ave, Albion MI 49224, US
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