The First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church (HM1AXI)

Location: Richland, MI 49083 Kalamazoo County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 22.622', W 85° 27.388'

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(Side One)
Settlers from Hudson, Ohio, came to the Richland area (then known as Gull Prairie) in 1830. A year later, a Presbyterian congregation was organized. Established under the 1801 Plan of Union adopted by the Presbyterians and Congregationalists for churches west of New York, the church originally served both denominations. The early "Presbygationalists" worshiped in the log homes of the settlers until they built their first house of worship, a wood frame structure completed in 1837, on this site.

(Side Two)
Dedicated on February 27, 1861, during the pastorate of Milton Bradley, this is the First Presbyterian congregation's second church. William Doolittle and Stephen Patrick built the Greek Revival frame edifice with its round-headed Italianate doors and windows at a cost of $7,000. The original bell cracked and was replaced by the present one in 1881. Until 1886 a slender ornate steeple stood thirty feet higher than today's tower. The interior was altered in 1952, but the original pews remain.
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HM NumberHM1AXI
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberL835A
Year Placed1981
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 627075 N 4692793
Decimal Degrees42.37703333, -85.45646667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.622', W 85° 27.388'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 37.32" N, 85° 27' 23.28" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8900-8956 Park St, Richland MI 49083, US
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