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Charlotte in Eaton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Congregational Church of Charlotte

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 6, 2018
1. First Congregational Church of Charlotte Marker
Inscription. This handsome brick church was completed in 1881. Seven persons organized the congregation in 1851 in nearby Carmel Township. Moving to Charlotte the next year, they held services in the wooden courthouse and in 1856 built the city's first place of worship. "The Basswood Church" on Bostwick Avenue. In 1873 construction of the present church began. Members made contributions to assure its finish. Local businessman Joseph Musgrave donated exterior brick originally purchased for his own home.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L187.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 33.83′ N, 84° 50.247′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, Michigan, in Eaton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lawrence Avenue and West Lawrence Avenue (State Highway 79), on the left when traveling west on West Lawrence Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 South Bostwick, Charlotte MI 48813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eaton County / Eaton County Courthouse Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph & Mary Hall House
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By Joel Seewald, August 6, 2018
2. First Congregational Church of Charlotte and Marker
(about 700 feet away); Lawrence Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1845 Eaton County Courthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); History of the Bennett Park Dam (approx. 1.3 miles away); Luren D. Dickinson / The "Country Capitol" (approx. 2.3 miles away); Center Eaton United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Potterville United Methodist Church (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Notes. (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
First Congregational Church of Charlotte image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 6, 2018
3. First Congregational Church of Charlotte
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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