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Big Springs in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First United Brethren in Christ Church in Kansas

A First Kansas Church

 

1856

 
First United Brethren in Christ Church in Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
1. First United Brethren in Christ Church in Kansas Marker
Inscription.
Built by Rev. W. A. Cardwell
see other side

The first church of the United Brethren in Christ, in Kansas, now Evangelical United Brethren, was built by Rew. W. A. Cardwell, in 1856, about 100 ft. southwest of this marker.

In 1956 the denomination dedicated this memorial celebrating 100 years of service to Christ in this community and throughout the state.

Historical data preserved in box in foundation
 
Erected 1956 by Evangelical United Brethren Church.
 
Location. 39° 0.767′ N, 95° 29.004′ W. Marker is in Big Springs, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Marker is on U.S. 40, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 96 Highway 40, Lecompton KS 66050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lecompton (approx. 1.5 miles away); Coon Point (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lecompton, Capital of Kansas Territory (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lecompton Constitution Hall (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lane University (approx. 5.4 miles away); Kansa Indians (approx. 8.4 miles away); Charles Curtis (approx. 9.2 miles away); Topeka Tornado Victims (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
First UBC Church in Kansas Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
2. First UBC Church in Kansas Marker (front)
 History of Big Springs United Methodist Church. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
First UBC Church in Kansas Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
3. First UBC Church in Kansas Marker (back)
United Brethren in Christ Church Anniversary Stone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
4. United Brethren in Christ Church Anniversary Stone
In south (front) facade of church
First United Brethren in Christ Church in Kansas and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
5. First United Brethren in Christ Church in Kansas and Marker
Big Springs United Methodist Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
6. Big Springs United Methodist Church Sign
The current congregation name
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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