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Acton in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Acton Community Presbyterian Church

 
 
Acton Community Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 16, 2018
1. Acton Community Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  The Acton Community Presbyterian Church began as the Union Moral and Religious Association of Acton. The association's first meeting was held on April 28, 1888. The first formal service took place on June 17, 1888 at the Little White School which had been built in 1881. Pastor John Robbins was called out of retirement to officiate. In 1890, the congregation helped replace the Little White School with the red-brick Soledad School, a half school half church. It later became a private home at the west end of Cory Ave. The old church-school bell was moved to Acton Elementary School at 32248 Crown Valley Road. In 1916, the congregation became known as Acton Community Presbyterian Church, joining the Presbyterian Church (USA). On June 15, 1922, Richard E. Nickel notified the Church Board of Trustees of his gift of this site for a new church building and parsonage. A fundraising program was organized, and the project began. The church was crafted using California redwood, with ceilings of tongue and groove cedar planks. The beautiful oak pulpit was handcrafted by a member of the Wilshire Presbyterian Church. This new church building was dedicated on
Acton Community Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 16, 2018
2. Acton Community Presbyterian Church
The marker is at the lower right.
June 8, 1924. In 1958, Hedgecock Hall was built south of the sanctuary using war surplus materials and named after Elder John Hedgecock.

Celebrating Heritage and Sharing Hope.
 
Erected 2018 by E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 28.261′ N, 118° 11.827′ W. Marker is in Acton, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Crown Valley Road 1.4 miles south of California Route 14, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32142 Crown Valley Rd, Acton CA 93510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The San Andreas Fault (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Aerospace Valley (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lamont Odett Vista Point (approx. 6.4 miles away); Toney Residence (approx. 7.2 miles away); Palmdale School House (approx. 10 miles away); Chinese Railroad Workers (approx. 10.6 miles away); Lang Station (approx. 10.6 miles away); F-104 (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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