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Near Enfield in White County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The First Presbyterian Church In Illinois

 
 
The First Presbyterian Church In Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
1. The First Presbyterian Church In Illinois Marker
Inscription.  In 1816 the Reverend James McGready of Kentucky organized Sharon, the first Presbyterian church in Illinois, with Peter Miller, James Mayes and James Rutledge as ruling elders. Three miles northeast of this site B.F. Spilman, active Presbyterian church organizer, was ordained in 1824; ½ mile east is the present building and the 1817 cemetery.
 
Erected 1963 by The United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 38° 2.175′ N, 88° 20.254′ W. Marker is near Enfield, Illinois, in White County. Marker is on U.S. 45 south of County Road 1100 North, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of private property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1077 US-45, Enfield IL 62835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Emergency Pipeline
The First Presbyterian Church In Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
2. The First Presbyterian Church In Illinois Marker
Marker is found near the highway. Please note there are no signs that point to this marker, going northbound. People drive fast on this rural highway, and there is hardly a place to pull over, so to marker enthusiasts, be careful.
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(approx. 4 miles away); Southern Illinois College (approx. 4.4 miles away); Colonel Conger House (approx. 10.1 miles away); "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton" (approx. 10.3 miles away); Bell of St. Johns (approx. 10.3 miles away); Ratcliff Inn (approx. 10.4 miles away); Carmi's Oldest House (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 18, 2022