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Blissfield in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Presbyterian Church

 
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 28, 2019
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  This church was organized in 1829, one of the oldest Presbyterian groups in the state. The sanctuary, com- pleted in l1849, is largely the work of the Rev. John Monteith, who preached here 1845-1855. A graduate of Princeton Seminary, he came to Michigan in 1816. that year he founded the first in Detroit. became the first president of the University of Mich- igan. After his service in Blissfield, he retired from active ministry. In society In 1817 he Protestant
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 271.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 41° 50.15′ N, 83° 52.021′ W. Marker is in Blissfield, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is on Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blissfield MI 49228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blissfield Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hiram D. Ellis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Rail Road / Rail Road
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); F-105G Thunderchief (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Carpenter House (approx. ¼ mile away); Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Blissfield Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blissfield.
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 28, 2019
2. First Presbyterian Church Marker
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 28, 2019
3. First Presbyterian Church Marker
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 28, 2019
4. First Presbyterian Church Marker
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 28, 2019
5. First Presbyterian Church Marker
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 28, 2019
6. First Presbyterian Church Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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