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Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This Church, Michigan’s oldest Baptist Church, was begun in 1821 by a small band of pioneers who came to Pontiac through the forest and swamp from Mount Clemens. In 1824 the Reverend Elkanah Comstock became the church’s first pastor. The congregation met in homes, the schoolhouse, and the courthouse until it dedicated its own building in 1841. In 1896 the church moved to its present location. Fifty-five years later on July 1, 1951, this building was dedicated. The church’s large missionary program is well known.
 
Erected 1961 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0017.)
 
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 1821.
 
Location. 42° 38.473′ N, 83° 17.634′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling north on Oakland Avenue. Touch for map
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
2. First Baptist Church Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Oakland Ave, Pontiac MI 48342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Validation Testing (within shouting distance of this marker); Made in Pontiac (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Inspiration Road (approx. ¼ mile away); A Record Of Innovation (approx. ¼ mile away); Molten Metal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parades and People-Watching (approx. 0.3 miles away); Outstanding Architecture (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
3. First Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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