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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Christian Church

 
 
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By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., August 16, 2019
1. First Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  Alexander Campbell and Barton Stone, Disciple movement founders, preached to this congregation, founded July 4, 1835 with 35 members, 8 of whom were black. Alexander Procter was minister over 40 years. This neo-Roman church was designed by J.H. Felt in 1907
 
Erected 1976 by American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Independence.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.492′ N, 94° 25.273′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on South Pleasant Street 0 miles north of West Kansas Avenue, on the right when traveling north. 105'north of West Kansas Avenue on the east side of South Pleasant Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 South Pleasant Street, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Independence Veterans Memorial
First Christian Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., August 16, 2019
2. First Christian Church
(about 600 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Overfelt-Johnston House (about 700 feet away); Gingko Tree (about 700 feet away); First Fireproof Building in Independence (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
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By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., August 16, 2019
3. First Christian Church Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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