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Niles in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trinity Church

 
 
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By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
1. Trinity Church Marker
Inscription. This is the oldest existing church structure in Niles, located in the oldest Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Western Michigan. The first Episcopal service in Niles was conducted by Bishop Philander Chase in 1832. The parish was organized in 1834. In that year there were 14 houses in Niles. The first edifice, of frame construction, was built on this site in 1836 under the direction of Rev. James Selkrig, the first rector. The present church was completed in 1858. On May 7, 1876, the Rev. Robert McMurdy presented 308 persons for confirmation. This is said to have been one of the largest such classes in American church history.
 
Erected 1966 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0062.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 49.659′ N, 86° 15.294′ W. Marker is in Niles, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is on South Fourth Street near Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 S Fourth St., Niles MI 49120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wesley United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Four Flags Hotel
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By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
2. Trinity Church Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chapin House / Henry Austin Chapin (approx. 0.2 miles away); PA-WA-TING (approx. 0.2 miles away); John B. Reddick Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parrott Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Niles Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Niles.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
3. Trinity Church
Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
4. Trinity Church
 
 
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