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Battle Creek in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Second Baptist Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. Second Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Calling themselves the Second Baptist Society, a small group of Battle Creek African Americans worshipped in their homes prior to 1849. That year, led by the Reverends Parmelee and Harris of the white First Baptist Church, they officially organized as a church and purchased a building from the Methodists. The Reverend J. W. Lackley was the first pastor. In 1930 the congregation incorporated as the Second Missionary Baptist Church.
 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2082.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 42° 20.375′ N, 85° 11.436′ W. Marker is in Battle Creek, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Avenue and Vineyard Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 485 N Washington Ave, Battle Creek MI 49037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. Second Baptist Church Marker
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kellogg Community College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle Creek Sanitarium / Percy Jones General Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away); African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Seventh-day Adventists (approx. one mile away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle Creek Community College (approx. 1.2 miles away); Michigan Central Depot (approx. 1.4 miles away); Independent Congregational Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battle Creek.
 
Second Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
3. Second Baptist Church
Second Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
4. Second Baptist Church
Sign noting the founding in 1849. Though the digital date listed is five months in the future.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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