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Near Charlotte in Eaton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Center Eaton United Methodist Church

 
 
Center Eaton United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
1. Center Eaton United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.
On November 30, 1878, the local Methodist class purchased land for a church from Benjamin and Catherine Spotts for $25.00. Church men cut and hewed the logs for the building. The Reverend B. E. Paddock dedicated the church on November 10, 1881. Luren D. Dickinson, governor of Michigan from 1939 to 1950, taught Sunday school here both before and during his tenure as governor. From 1918 to 1955 the church sponsored Lulu Tubbs, a missionary in Southern Rhodesia, which became Zimbabwe.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1371.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 32.095′ N, 84° 47.698′ W. Marker is near Charlotte, Michigan, in Eaton County. Marker is on Narrow Lake Road 0.1 miles east of Brookfield Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2145 Narrow Lake Road, Charlotte MI 48813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Luren D. Dickinson / The "Country Capitol" (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1845 Eaton County Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); History of the Bennett Park Dam
Center Eaton United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
2. Center Eaton United Methodist Church and Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Lawrence Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Eaton County / Eaton County Courthouse Square (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Congregational Church of Charlotte (approx. 2.9 miles away); Joseph & Mary Hall House (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Potterville United Methodist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
 
Regarding Center Eaton United Methodist Church. "In November 2013 Eaton Township purchased the Center Eaton Church... It was formerly a Methodist church but has not been used as a church since the 1990's." — Eaton Township website. The building is now the Center Eaton Community Center.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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