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Near Hamilton in Allegan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oakland Christian Reformed Church

 
 
Oakland Christian Reformed Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 6, 2014
1. Oakland Christian Reformed Church Marker
Inscription.  A Dutch settlement known as Oakland sprang up in this area about a decade after the founding of nearby Holland in 1847. Many residents worshipped with the Vriesland and Drenthe congregations until they formed their own churches. One group, North Overisel, had a church a half mile to the north. Another group, East Overisel, worshipped in a schoolhouse to the southwest. In 1887 the two merged and built a church in the shape of a cross (Kruiskerk) by moving the North Overisel Church and using lumber from the East Overisel Church. The new church was named the Holland Christian Reformed Church of Doornspijk, after a small town in The Netherlands. In 1890 the name was changed to the Oakland Christian Reformed Church. The 1887 structure stood on this site until 1953, when the present building was erected.
 
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1318.)
 
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.
 
Location.
Oakland Christian Reformed Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 6, 2014
2. Oakland Christian Reformed Church
42° 44.562′ N, 85° 55.219′ W. Marker is near Hamilton, Michigan, in Allegan County. Marker is on 38th Street 0.3 miles north of 144th Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4460 38th Street, Hamilton MI 49419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overisel / Overisel Reformed Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Ebenezer Reformed Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Veneklasen Brick Company / Veneklasen Brick (approx. 7.6 miles away); Old Wing Mission (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Van Raalte Farm (approx. 7.7 miles away); De Zwaan Windmill (approx. 9.7 miles away); Holland City Hall and Firehouse No. 2 (approx. 9.8 miles away); Knickerbocker Theater (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
View to North along 38th Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 6, 2014
3. View to North along 38th Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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