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Leslie in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 23, 2021
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  On April 12, 1839, eight people met in the Leslie schoolhouse and organized the First Baptist Church. Elijah K. Grout, a charter member, became the church’s first pastor in November 1841. Between 1856 and 1858 this church, the first built in Leslie, was constructed. In 1887-88 the building was raised, and a basement was built. The exterior was then clad with brick giving the building its present Gothic Revival appearance. In 1966 a wooden cross replaced the church’s spire.
 
Erected 1991 by Bureau of History, Department of State. (Marker Number L1656.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 42° 27.075′ N, 84° 25.829′ W. Marker is in Leslie, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Bellevue Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on East Bellevue Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 E Bellevue St, Leslie MI 49251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 23, 2021
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8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Leslie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tuttle Park Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meridian - Base Line Initial Point (approx. 4.2 miles away); Baldwin Park (approx. 6.7 miles away); This Boulder (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Edward Ferris House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Home of Lawton T. Hemans 1892-1916 (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leslie.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 23, 2021
3. First Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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