Newburg Methodist Church Historical

Newburg Methodist Church Historical (HM1VCP)

Location: Livonia, MI 48150 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.592', W 83° 24.18'

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By 1834 there were two religious societies in Newburg, one Methodist and one Congregational. The Methodist society was part of the Plymouth Circuit and served by itinerant ministers. The Reverend Marcus Swift was the first pastor. A strident anti-slavery advocate, Swift openly criticized the Methodist conference for its silence on the issue. In 1841 he seceded. Methodists constructed their first church in 1846. Two years later the Congregationalists built a church. Each society hosted worship services on alternate Sundays. In 1888 the two organizations merged under the Methodist name and worshipped in the former Congregational Church. The society grew rapidly during World War II, 1941-45. The present parsonage, sanctuary and educational wing were erected in 1962.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1995
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 302109 N 4692530
Decimal Degrees42.35986667, -83.40300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.592', W 83° 24.18'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 35.52" N, 83° 24' 10.8" W
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Area Code(s)248, 313, 734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36500 Ann Arbor Trail, Livonia MI 48150, US
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