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Eldorado in Saline County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Meeting House

Wolf Creek Primitive Baptist Church

— Organized Before 1830 —

Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, March 5, 2020
1. Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  Wolf Creek Primitive Baptist Church was organized sometime before 1830. The first meetings were held in the brown blockhouse which was located where the flagpole now stands which was on the Kaskaskia Trail, the vestiges of which can be seen running from the southeast to the west. Trails were narrow for a single horse pulling sleds and people on foot. When they widened to accommodate wagons, they were called a trace. The first church was a log structure located at the top of the hill. The present church was constructed in 1901. Worship services with singing are much the same as they were in pioneer times. "Shaped note" singing is practiced primitive (or regular) Baptists Articles of Faith adhere to strict rules of interpretation from the Bible using it alone as the only rule of faith and order. Worldly adornments such as Sunday schools, collections, mechanical music, and a paid ministry is not practiced. This simplicity is viewed as reflective of the beauty which Christ gave his church at the very beginning.

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church was combined with Wolf Creek in 2003. The bell is from the New Hope Church. When some bells
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were cast, silver dollars were thrown into the molten metal to give the finished product a distinctive tone. Just tap it lightly with your knuckles.
Erected by Saline County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionRoads & Vehicles.
Location. 37° 49.148′ N, 88° 27.496′ W. Marker is in Eldorado, Illinois, in Saline County. Marker is on Raleigh Road west of Wolf Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in Wolf Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4475 Raleigh Road, Eldorado IL 62930, 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. The Kaskaskia Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Homestead of Judge Samuel Elder (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eldorado (approx. one mile away); The "British Invasion" Begins (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ingersoll Law Office (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dr. Lewis and the Lewis Sanatorium (approx. 6.9 miles away); Virginia Gregg (approx. 7 miles away); Harrisburg City Hall (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, March 5, 2020
2. Meeting House Marker
In front of a white church building
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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