First Presbyterian Church - Monroe, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 41° 54.903 W 083° 23.840
17T E 301188 N 4643123
Quick Description: The Marker is located in front of the church.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 2:31:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM4CC9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 43

Historical Name: First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church This church, the first Presbyterian church in this area and the "First Presbyterian church of Michigan" was organized January 13, 1820. "Minuteman" George Alford, of the revolutionary war, was one of the charter members. The rev. John Monteith, who later became the first president of the University of Michigan, conducted services here July 2, 1816 in the old log courthouse. In it the Presbyterians organized this church, it's Sunday School, the first in the Great Northwest Territory, was attended by persons of many faiths. They later helped organize the Monrow County Bible Society. Rev. Monteith dedicated the present building Feb 15, 1848. Col. Oliver Johnson having donated this site. It was here that General George Armstrong Custer married Elizabeth Bacon

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Registered Site #: Not Official Michigan

Historical Date: Not listed

website: Not listed

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