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Near Dexter in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Webster United Church of Christ

 
 
Webster United Church of Christ Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 18, 2012
1. Webster United Church of Christ Marker
Inscription. In 1834 construction began on Webster Church, the oldest church building in continuous use in Washtenaw County. Built on land donated by Hannah Williams Kingsley, it was completed in 1835 after Moses Kingsley secured donations from Daniel Webster and others in the East. The church had been founded in 1833 under the leadership of the Rev. Charles G. Clark, a New York missionary to the Michigan frontier. Clark was pastor until 1858. Originally Presbyterian, the church polity changed to Congregational in 1860 and to United Church of Christ in 1961. Changes to the building have included the remodeling of the doors and windows, the loss of the spire due to lightning in 1914 and in 1954 the addition of the church school. The adjacent cemetery was founded in 1837.
 
Erected 1983 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0855.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.734′ N, 83° 49.366′ W. Marker is near Dexter, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Webster Church Rd and Farrell Road, on the right when traveling north on Webster Church Rd. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5484, Dexter MI 48130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Webster United Church of Christ and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 18, 2012
2. Webster United Church of Christ and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delhi Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dexter Depot / Track Pans (approx. 3.5 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Dexter Area Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hamburg / Edwin B. Winans (approx. 5.7 miles away); St. Stephen's (approx. 6.1 miles away); In memory of all Veterans (approx. 6.4 miles away); Michigan Central Railroad Depot (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dexter.
 
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Webster United Church of Christ image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 18, 2012
3. Webster United Church of Christ
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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