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Port Huron in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Methodist Episcopal Church Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
1. Methodist Episcopal Church Marker (Side A)
Inscription.

(Side A)
This congregation dates from 1849, when people worshipped in log barracks within Fort Gratiot. Known as the Mission of Fort Gratiot, it was served by circuit riders until 1859 when the Reverend Samuel Clemens began his tenure. The present church building comprises one erected in 1866, and named Gratiot Park Methodist Episcopal Church, as well as contemporary additions. In 1968 the church was formally renamed the Gratiot Park United Methodist Church.

(Side B)
In 1859 the Reverend A. E. Ketchum established a Methodist class at the Fort Gratiot Mission. Church "brothers" ventured to remote areas seeking new members. As industry and business came into the area, the church's ministries enjoyed new success. In 1866 a chapel had been built at Fort Gratiot; three years later the Methodist Episcopal Church, Detroit Conference, appointed the first fully independent pastor to the Fort Gratiot church.
 
Erected 1995 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1506.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.108′ N, 82° 25.719′ W. Marker is in Port Huron
Methodist Episcopal Church Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
2. Methodist Episcopal Church Marker (Side B)
, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Cherry Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 811 Church Street, Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Saint Joseph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "John S. Martin" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Storm of 1913 and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tom Edison at Grand Trunk (approx. mile away); Immigration (approx. mile away); Native Americans (approx. mile away); Ships on the St. Clair (approx. mile away); All Aboard! (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Huron.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
3. Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
4. Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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