Perry in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Perry Church of Christ Memorial Park
Enjoy this park set aside for quiet reflection. It memorializes 177 years of Christian spirit and community service.
Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
[lines of sheet music]
1837 The congregation was established and met in Nicolas Hobbs home.
1839 The first church building was constructed on this site.
1853 The second, larger church building was constructed on this site.
1880 The third, larger carpenter Gothic Revival style building was constructed on this site and house the congregation into the twenty-first century.
2006 The landmark structure, noted for architectural design and detail, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
2014 The 1880 building was struck by lightning and destroyed by fire.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 39° 46.979′ N, 90° 44.677′ W. Marker is in Perry, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Cross Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perry IL 62362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potawatomi Trail of Death (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cross of Gold Speech (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobb Family Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment (approx. 4.1 miles away); Skinner House (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Grant’s March to Naples (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perry.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 151 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. 3. submitted on July 30, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.