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Litchfield in Hillsdale County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Congregational Church of Litchfield

 
 
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By Dave Wilcox, February 9, 2013
1. Congregational Church of Litchfield Marker
Inscription.  Twenty charter members, led by the Reverend Elisha Buck, established this church on July 14, 1839. Founded as a Presbyterian mission, it was reorganized under the congregational polity by the Reverend J.J. Bliss in 1844. At first, worship services were held in a local school, which was also used by the Baptists and Methodists of Litchfield. This red brick, Gothic style structure was the second building erected by the congregation. Completed in 1870, it is the oldest extant church in Litchfield. Its stained glass windows were installed in 1910. In 1888, the Christian Endeavor Society, an ecumenical youth organization, held its first Michigan meeting here.
 
Erected 1984 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0814.)
 
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 July 1945.
 
Location. 42° 2.748′ N, 84° 45.483′ W. Marker is in Litchfield, Michigan, in Hillsdale County
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By Dave Wilcox, February 9, 2013
2. Congregational Church of Litchfield
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. Marker is at the intersection of North Chicago and Williams Street, on the right when traveling north on North Chicago. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 N Chicago St, Litchfield MI 49252, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rose Hartwick Thorpe (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Benjamin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Litchfield World War II Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wayside Memorial Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mosherville Church / Mosherville School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of First Log Cabin in Hillsdale County (approx. 6 miles away); Captain Moses Allen (approx. 6.2 miles away); Allen Civil War Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Litchfield.
 
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By Dave Wilcox, February 9, 2013
3. Congregational Church of Litchfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2013, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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