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Congregational Church of Litchfield

 
 
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By Dave Wilcox, February 9, 2013
1. Congregational Church of Litchfield Marker
Inscription. Twenty charter members, led by the Reverend Elisha Buck, established this church on July 14, 1839. Founded as a Presbyterian mission, it was reorganized under the congregational polity by the Reverend J.J. Bliss in 1844. At first, worship services were held in a local school, which was also used by the Baptists and Methodists of Litchfield. This red brick, Gothic style structure was the second building erected by the congregation. Completed in 1870, it is the oldest extant church in Litchfield. Its stained glass windows were installed in 1910. In 1888, the Christian Endeavor Society, an ecumenical youth organization, held its first Michigan meeting here.
 
Erected 1984 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L814.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 2.748′ N, 84° 45.483′ W. Marker is in Litchfield, Michigan, in Hillsdale County. Marker is at the intersection of North Chicago and Williams Street, on the right when traveling north on North Chicago. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 N Chicago St, Litchfield MI 49252, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
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By Dave Wilcox, February 9, 2013
2. Congregational Church of Litchfield
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mosherville Church / Mosherville School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Captain Moses Allen (approx. 6.2 miles away); Allen Civil War Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Allens' Own Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 6.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Grosvenor House (approx. 6.7 miles away); Homer Fire Station (approx. 7.3 miles away); Father Gabriel Richard (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
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By Dave Wilcox, February 9, 2013
3. Congregational Church of Litchfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2013, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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