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Afton in Rock County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Afton Community Church

 
 
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By Fitzie Heimdahl
1. Afton Community Church Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1840s, most settlers in Afton were Baptist by denomination and met in various homes. The Town of Rock Baptist Church was founded in 1854 by Rev. H.H. Eddy to accommodate a growing population. This building was constructed in 1862 and rededicated on July 13, 1922 as the Afton Community Church.
 
Erected 2020 by Afton Community Church Ladies Aid. (Marker Number 586.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 13, 1922.
 
Location. 42° 36.314′ N, 89° 4.293′ W. Marker is in Afton, Wisconsin, in Rock County. Marker is on South County Road D just north of West 5th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5126 S County Rd D, Afton WI 53501, 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. Route of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.6 miles away); Burr Robbins Circus (approx. 5.3 miles away); Janesville Tank Company
Afton Community Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fitzie Heimdahl
2. Afton Community Church Marker
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(approx. 5.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); First State Fair (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Black Hawk War / Black Hawk's Grove (approx. 6.2 miles away); La Prairie Grange Hall (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 10, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on June 9, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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