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Omena in Leelanau County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Omena Presbyterian Church

 
 
Omena Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, August 17, 2022
1. Omena Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  

In 1839 the Reverend Peter Dougherty founded Old Mission, the first Protestant mission in the Grand Traverse area. The church, comprising Indians and whites, was organized in 1843. After 1850 the Indians were allowed to buy land; they and the church moved to Omena, or New Mission in 1852. This church, resembling those of New England, was built and dedicated in 1858. Since the 1880s it is used mostly in summer. It remains relatively unchanged from the original.
 
Erected 1974 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S350.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 45° 3.415′ N, 85° 35.219′ W. Marker is in Omena, Michigan, in Leelanau County. Marker is on Northwest Bay Shore Drive (State Road 22) 0.1 miles north of Omena Point Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5098 N West Bay Shore Drive, Omena MI 49674, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Wenceslaus Church and Cemetery (approx. 4˝ miles away); Great Lakes Sport Fishery / Great Lakes Sport Fishery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bahle's (approx. 6.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); The Hessler Log Home (approx. 6.9 miles away); Hesler Log House (approx. 6.9 miles away); A Light at Old Mission (approx. 7 miles away); Site of Lighthouse Privy (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Omena Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Garman, August 17, 2022
2. Omena Presbyterian Church and Marker
Omena Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Garman, August 17, 2022
3. Omena Presbyterian Church Marker
This view of the marker is looking south. The marker is actually located closer to the parsonage than it is to the church.
Omena Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Garman, August 17, 2022
4. Omena Presbyterian Church and Marker
This view of the church is looking south. The marker is barely visible on the far right-hand side of the image.
Omena Historic District Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Garman, August 17, 2022
5. Omena Historic District Sign
This additional sign is located on the north face of the church to the left of the main entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2022, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2022, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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