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Maeystown in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. John's First Church

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, circa 2019
1. St. John's First Church Marker
Inscription.  The oldest known log structure in Illinois on it's original site in continuous use for religious purpose since 1859. First worship service of St.John's congregation held here 1859-67.
 
Location. 38° 13.494′ N, 90° 13.853′ W. Marker is in Maeystown, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on Franklin Street just east of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1208 Franklin Street, Fults IL 62244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maeystown (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Village of Maeystown, Ill. (approx. mile away); Pioneer Mill (approx. 2.6 miles away); In Memory of Robert Kidd (approx. 4.2 miles away); Salem-Baum Evangelical Church (approx. 4 miles away); Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of the First English Speaking School in Illinois (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maeystown.
 
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By Thomas Smith, January 15, 2020
2. St. John's First Church Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2019, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill.   2. submitted on January 15, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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