Jonesville in Hillsdale County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Grace Episcopal Church
William N. Lyster, Irish-born missionary, preached in Jonesville in 1836, and Darius Barker organized the parish in 1838. A church featuring Classical and Gothic styling was begun in 1844 and consecrated by Bishop Samuel McCoskry in 1848. Panelling and furniture made from black walnut are still in place. William Walton Murphy, a founder and vestryman, was Abraham Lincoln's consul-general to the German city of Frankfort.
Erected 1972 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0084.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Michigan Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 41° 59.052′ N, 84° 39.606′ W. Marker is in Jonesville, Michigan, in Hillsdale County. Marker is at the intersection of East Chicago Street (U.S. 12) and East Street, on the right when traveling east on East Chicago Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 360 E Chicago St, Jonesville MI 49250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Grand Army Of The Republic Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grosvenor House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jonesville Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Father Gabriel Richard (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Oak Grove Cemetery Association (approx. 3.2 miles away); Potter's Field (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hillsdale College (approx. 3.8 miles away); College Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesville.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. William Lyster founded St. Michael and All Angels Church in Cambridge Township, Michigan in 1843.
Also see . . . Grace Episcopal Church (Jonesville, Michigan). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 10, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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