Concord in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church
After migrating from the East, primarily New York State, thirteen families brought their faith to Concord and formed a Universalist Society in 1854. Society members erected this building in 1866 and formally reorganized as a church in 1870. Early members supported the activities and needs of the congregation by paying annual pew rentals. They included many of Concord's most prominent early civic leaders, merchants and farmers.
First Universalist Church
This Gothic Revival church was built in 1866 according to plans submitted by James and Russell Hungerford and James Dodge, members of the congregation. Box pews and a two aisle-floor plan reflect the New England origins of the church's design. In 1997 the building was deeded to the Hubbard Memorial Museum Foundation. The church is located within the Concord National Register Historic District.
Erected 1999 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2068.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission, and the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) ⛪ series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 42° 10.689′ N, 84° 38.614′ W. Marker is in Concord, Michigan, in Jackson County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Hanover Street, Concord MI 49237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paddock-Hubbard House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Letter From Mrs Matilda of Albion... March, 1914 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Methodist Episcopal College (approx. 3.6 miles away); Potowatomi Burial Site (approx. 3.6 miles away); 1835 Spring Arbor Village (approx. 3.6 miles away); Huron Potawatomi Village / Spring Arbor (approx. 3.6 miles away); Free-Will Baptist College (approx. 3.6 miles away); Potawatomi Indians (approx. 3.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2014, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2014, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.