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Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mission Church

Registered Michigan Historic Site

 
 
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By M H, August 21, 2010
1. Mission Church Marker
Inscription.  This is one of Michigan's oldest Protestant churches. It was built in 1829-30 by the Presbyterian flock of Rev. Wm. M. Ferry, founder in 1823 of a nearby Indian mission. Robert Stuart and Henry Schoolcraft were lay leaders. About 1838 private owners bought the building. It is judged Michigan's best example of the New England Colonial church style.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 45° 50.986′ N, 84° 36.531′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of Huron Street (State Highway 185 at milepost 0) and Mission Street, on the left when traveling east on Huron Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sainte Anne Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Island House
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By M H, August 21, 2010
2. Mission Church
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(approx. ¼ mile away); "Cass Cliff" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Somewhere in Time Gazebo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greany Grove (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Fur Company Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scout Barracks / Parade Ground (approx. half a mile away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
 
Inside of Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
3. Inside of Mission Church
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By M H, August 21, 2010
4. Mission Church Storyboard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2010. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2010, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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