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

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
March 8, 2010
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The Reverend Thomas Z.R. Jones, a traveling missionary, began visiting the Marshall area in 1838. On January 16, 1840, he helped organize the First Baptist Church of Marshall with eight members. The group erected this church in 1850-51. They enlarged and remodeled it in 1876 with plans provided by Benjamin J. Bartlett of Chicago. The handsome Romanesque church, now the oldest church edifice in the city, features rounded-arch stained glass windows and an early example of a modified Akron (semicircular) seating plan.
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number 1226.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 16.316′ N, 84° 57.783′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (Business Interstate 94), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Between Park and Grand Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall MI 49068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac E. Crary House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marshall (about 400 feet away); Honolulu House
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
March 8, 2010
2. First Baptist Church Marker
(about 400 feet away); John D. Pierce Homesite (about 500 feet away); James A. Miner (about 500 feet away); Mary Miller / Hillside (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harold C. Brooks / Fitch-Gorham-Brooks House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles T. Gorham (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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