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Brooklyn Presbyterian Church

 
 
Brooklyn Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2013
1. Brooklyn Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  Thirteen lay members founded the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn in 1838. The Reverend C.W. Gurney became the church's first installed pastor in 1841. Dedicatory services for the church were held on October 7, 1845. Built with hand-hewn beams and pegged timber, this is the oldest church building in Brooklyn. The original simple Greek Revival structure with its square belfry measured forty by sixty feet. The church was remodeled in 1901 and enlarged twice in subsequent years.
 
Erected 1982 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L853.)
 
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 October 1829.
 
Location. 42° 6.461′ N, 84° 14.886′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 50 and Marshall Street, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 50. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 North Main Street, Brooklyn MI 49230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Brooklyn Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2013
2. Brooklyn Presbyterian Church and Marker
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooklyn's Founder (about 600 feet away); Ford Motor Company Brooklyn Plant: (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Ford in Brooklyn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corporal Glenn Kleile (approx. 3.3 miles away); At the Crossroads (approx. 3½ miles away); Cambridge Junction Historic State Park (approx. 3½ miles away); Walker Tavern (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Brooklyn Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 26, 2022
3. Brooklyn Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   3. submitted on September 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 30, 2023