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Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Christian Church

Disciples of Christ

 
 
First Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. First Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  On June 21, 1922, Ronald Reagan, with his brother Neil, was baptized at this church. Ronald and Mother Nelle were active members of the church from 1921 - 1937. Ronald Reagan taught a Sunday school class here. Mother Nelle taught Sunday school, snag in the church choir, and directed plays. This church has been designated as a historical landmark by the Dixon Historical Preservation commission.
 
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: #40 Ronald Reagan series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1867.
 
Location. 41° 50.548′ N, 89° 29.025′ W. Marker is in Dixon, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hennepin Avenue and West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on South Hennepin Avenue. Marker is on the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dixon IL 61021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 115 South Hennepin (within shouting distance of this marker); 113-121 West Second Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 202 West First Street
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 212 West First Street (about 300 feet away); Dixon Public Library (about 300 feet away); 214 West First Street (about 300 feet away); 115 West First Street (about 400 feet away); 105-107 South Peoria Avenue (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
 
First Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. First Christian Church Marker
First Christian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. First Christian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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