“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brooklyn in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Brooklyn Presbyterian Church

Brooklyn Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 22, 2013
1. Brooklyn Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Thirteen lay members founded the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn in 1838. The Reverend C.W. Gurney became the church's first installed pastor in 1841. Dedicatory services for the church were held on October 7, 1845. Built with hand-hewn beams and pegged timber, this is the oldest church building in Brooklyn. The original simple Greek Revival structure with its square belfry measured forty by sixty feet. The church was remodeled in 1901 and enlarged twice in subsequent years.
Erected 1982 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L853.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 6.461′ N, 84° 14.886′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Route 50 and Marshall Street, on the right when traveling south on State Route 50. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 North Main Street, Brooklyn MI 49230, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brooklyn's Founder (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Michael and All Angels Church
Brooklyn Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 22, 2013
2. Brooklyn Presbyterian Church
(approx. 3.9 miles away); St. Joseph's Church / St. Joseph's Shrine (approx. 5.5 miles away); Woodstock Manual Labor Institute (approx. 8.8 miles away); W. H. L. McCourtie / W. H. L. McCourtie Estate (approx. 9.2 miles away); Grass Lake / Michigan Central Railroad Depot (approx. 10.1 miles away); Manchester War Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Ella Sharp Museum (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Categories. Churches, Etc.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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