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Near Niles in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morris Chapel Church

 
 
Morris Chapel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
1. Morris Chapel Church Marker
Inscription. The local Methodist Episcopal Society, the oldest Methodist society in Berrien Township, was organized in 1840. In 1846 it voted to name its church in honor of Bishop Thomas A. Morris, then the head of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Michigan. This church, the congregation's second one, was built in 1867. In 1919 the basement was completed for community and social gatherings. Jessie Shilliday and Mattie Barnd bequeathed money for renovating both the exterior and interior of the church.
 
Erected 1981 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L732A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 54.383′ N, 86° 14.812′ W. Marker is near Niles, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is at the intersection of Pucker Street and Chapel Road, on the right when traveling north on Pucker Street. Touch for map. Marker is affixed to a rock in front of the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11721 Pucker Street, Niles MI 49120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sumnerville Mounds / Sumnerville Cemetery
Morris Chapel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
2. Morris Chapel Church Marker
View to north along Pucker Street
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Johnson Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church / The Old Rugged Cross (approx. 3.8 miles away); John and Horace Dodge / The Dodge Brothers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Michigan Central Railroad Depot / Michigan Central Railroad Company (approx. 4.8 miles away); Michigan Central Railroad Niles Depot (approx. 4.8 miles away); Niles - A Transportation Center (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niles.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Morris Chapel Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
3. Morris Chapel Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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