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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Elizabethtown First Baptist Church

Constituted July 19, 1806

 
 
The Elizabethtown First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
1. The Elizabethtown First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  As the Big Creek Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist church in Illinois with continuous services, the site of the Big Creek Church is two miles west of this location. Elders Stephen Stilley and William Jones led in constituting the Big Creek Church
 
Erected by The Historical Society of the Illinois Baptist State Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 37° 26.837′ N, 88° 18.417′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Illinois, in Hardin County. Marker is on Market Street west of Locust Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted on the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2527 1st St, Elizabethtown IL 62931, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fluorite Mining (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mine It, Mill It, Ship It (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rosiclare: The Fluorite Center of Hardin County, the United States and the World (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fueling The Furnace (approx. 3.8 miles away); A Community Comes Alive
The Elizabethtown First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
2. The Elizabethtown First Baptist Church Marker
It is mounted on the church.
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Illinois Iron Furnace (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Cave (approx. 7.9 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
Regarding The Elizabethtown First Baptist Church. The First Baptist Church of Elizabethtown is still active as of August 2020, and is probably the oldest active Protestant church in Illinois.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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