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

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The First Baptist Church, oldest church in Battle Creek, was organized in April 1835, with nineteen charter members. Meetings were held in the log schoolhouse the first few years. The present site was bought from Sands McCamley in 1843 for $275. The first building, completed in 1850, was replaced in 1871 by the present sanctuary at a cost of $26,500. Many members signed notes for the indebtedness. In 1957 an educational building was erected. The church was remodeled in 1959.
 
Erected 1960 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0009.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1835.
 
Location. 42° 19.023′ N, 85° 10.828′ W. Marker is in Battle Creek, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue, 0.1 miles north of South Division Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Michigan Ave, Battle Creek MI 49017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. First Baptist Church Marker
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. Battle Creek Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodism in Battle Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sojourner Truth Statue (about 300 feet away); The Log Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away); Battle Creek City Hall (about 500 feet away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaque (about 500 feet away); Erastus Hussey: Stationmaster / "Working for Humanity" (about 500 feet away); Battle Creek Centennial Celebration (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battle Creek.
 
More about this marker. Of note, the marker was #9 issued in the Michigan Historical Marker program, erected in 1960.
 
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
3. First Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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