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Near Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dixboro United Methodist Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
1. Dixboro United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  In its earliest years, the Village of Dixboro was served by "circuit-riding” preachers. The infrequency of these visits and the "occurrence of carousing in the local taverns” led many of the village residents to voice the need for a local church. In September 1857, Ira W. Donaldson, an Ann Arbor minister, started revival meetings in Dixboro. These meetings were well attended and "society took a different tone.” A meeting was called on December 10, 1857, "for the purpose of taking into consideration the location and form of a church to be erected in said place.” The Church was built in 1858 and has served the community since that time as a focus for worship and fellowship.
 
Erected by Washtenaw County Historic Distric Commission. (Marker Number SU-37.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 42° 18.796′ N, 83° 39.361′ W. Marker is near Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
2. Dixboro United Methodist Church Marker
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of Church Road and Short Street, on the right when traveling west on Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5221 Church Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Dixboro (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oak Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Power of Fleming Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Gristmill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Native American Trails (approx. 2.8 miles away); Welcome to the Parker Family Mills! (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cider Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .  History of Dixboro United Methodist Church. Excerpt:
Inspired by a revivalist’s preaching in 1857, a group of citizens met and authorized the building of a church. The cost was not to exceed $2,500.
(Submitted on April 17, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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