First Presbyterian Church ~ Carmi, IL
Posted by: YoSam.
N 38° 05.452 W 088° 09.734
16S E 398083 N 4216534
Quick Description: Jon Spillman's brother (Benjamin) founded first Presbyterian Church in the state of Illinois, just west of here.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2010 10:24:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM94PH
County of Church: White County"FLOW GENTLY,
Illinois State Historical Society Marker Text:
The music for the song was composed by Jonathan Edwards Spillman in 1836. He entered the ministry in 1858 and became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in 1881. This church had been organized by his brother Benjamin F. Spillman on November 25, 1827, and was the first church in Carmi.