Livonia in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Newburg Methodist Church
By 1834 there were two religious societies in Newburg, one Methodist and one Congregational. The Methodist society was part of the Plymouth Circuit and served by itinerant ministers. The Reverend Marcus Swift was the first pastor. A strident anti-slavery advocate, Swift openly criticized the Methodist conference for its silence on the issue. In 1841 he seceded. Methodists constructed their first church in 1846. Two years later the Congregationalists built a church. Each society hosted worship services on alternate Sundays. In 1888 the two organizations merged under the Methodist name and worshipped in the former Congregational Church. The society grew rapidly during World War II, 1941-45. The present parsonage, sanctuary and educational wing were erected in 1962.
Erected 1995 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1922.)
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 year for this entry is 1834.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36500 Ann Arbor Trail, Livonia MI 48150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newburgh Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Newburgh Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chief Tonquish Burial Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Learning by Doing" (approx. 1.7 miles away); George A. Custer U.S. Army Reserve Center (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nankin Millers House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Nankin Mills (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Nankin Mills (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livonia.
Also see . . . Newburg United Methodist Church. Church website homepage (Submitted on October 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.