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Saugatuck in Allegan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Congregational Church

 
 
First Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 28, 2011
1. First Congregational Church Marker
Inscription. On January 11, 1860, eight years before Saugatuck was incorporated as a village, a council of area Congregational leaders met in the Pine Grove schoolhouse and organized a church. During the summer the congregation built a church on this site, which has been incorporated into the present building. It was the first church erected in the village. In 1861, Saugatuck citizens rallied here upon learning of the rebel firing on Fort Sumter and the outbreak of the Civil War.
 
Erected 1992 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1818.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 39.407′ N, 86° 12.183′ W. Marker is in Saugatuck, Michigan, in Allegan County. Marker is at the intersection of Hoffman Street and Griffith Street, on the left when traveling east on Hoffman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 296 Hoffman Street, Saugatuck MI 49453, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Saints Episcopal Church / Gordon W. Lloyd (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reed's Livery (about 700 feet away); Singapore, Michigan
First Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 28, 2011
2. First Congregational Church Marker
Marker viewed from Griffith Street.
(about 800 feet away); Saugatuck Engine House (about 800 feet away); Mt. Baldhead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Asa Goodrich House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Historic Douglas (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Old School House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saugatuck.
 
Also see . . .  First Congregational Church of Saugatuck website. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 28, 2011
3. First Congregational Church Marker
Marker viewed from the intersection of Hoffman & Griffith Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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