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Ray Township in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Religious Society Church

 
 
Religious Society Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., circa October 11, 2008
1. Religious Society Church Marker
Inscription. The First Religious Society of Ray organized in 1869 and built this church on land donated by Arad Freeman, a member of Ray's founding families. Known for a time as the Ray Union Church, it originally had a steeple, and was similar in design to the Mill School. The church became the township hall when the society disbanded in 1950. Although Congregational in character the society had encouraged all Christian denominations to worship together.
 
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission, Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L1389.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 46.191′ N, 82° 55.71′ W. Marker is in Ray Township, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on Wolcott Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64255 Wolcott Road, Ray MI 48096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ray Township District No. 1 School (here, next to this marker); Millstones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wolcott Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church
Religious Society Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Boushelle, April 10, 2014
2. Religious Society Church
After the church closed for services in 1950 the building was used for occasional Oyster Stew Suppers attended by local farm families. We looked forward to that event.At that time, only the main church building existed.
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Crawford Settlement Burying Ground (approx. 4.8 miles away); Saint Joseph Sanitarium and Bath House (approx. 11.5 miles away); Clinton Grove Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away); Saint Mary's School (approx. 12 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ray Township.
 
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Mill School & Religious Society Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Boushelle, April 10, 2014
3. Mill School & Religious Society Church
Mill School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Boushelle, April 10, 2014
4. Mill School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Boushelle of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Picture of the church building. • Can you help?
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