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Near Oxford in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Roberts, October 8, 2014
1. Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  The local Methodist society, organized in 1837 at the house of Joseph Shurter, met in residences and schoolhouses for nearly four decades. In 1871, Irene Gibbs donated this land for its use. The church's cornerstone was laid on May 29, 1874. Lumber for the $4,000 structure was hauled from Kings Mill near Lapeer. The builders were George Brock, Charles Tolfree and J. K. Wolfe. The building has been used as a house of worship and a community gathering place since its dedication on October 22, 1874.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1176.)
 
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. 42° 48.478′ N, 83° 22.402′ W. Marker is near Oxford, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Sashabaw south of Seymour Lake Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3050 S Sashabaw Road, Oxford MI 48371, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this
Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Roberts, October 8, 2014
2. Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Howarth School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ortonville Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Building Clarkston History (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Nelson Clark Home (approx. 5.4 miles away); Becoming Clarkston (approx. 5˝ miles away); William E. Scripps (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); William E. Scripps / William E. and Nina Scripps Estate (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2020
3. Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2020
4. Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Cornerstone
Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Roberts, October 8, 2014
5. Seymour Lake Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2014, by Stephen Roberts of Oxford, Michigan. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Stephen Roberts of Oxford, Michigan.   3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   5. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Stephen Roberts of Oxford, Michigan. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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