St. John The Baptist Catholic Church

St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (HM21A6)

Location: Howell, MI 48843 Livingston County
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N 42° 37.854', W 83° 47.841'

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Irish immigrants founded a Catholic mission in Livingston County in 1843. The following year, two acres of land were purchased here and a log structure was erected for worship services. As the congregation grew it required a larger facility, and a frame structure was built onto the log church in later years. In 1868 the log portion was removed and the west end of the present corbeled brick building was erected. The cornerstone was consecrated at that time. In 1873 the frame segment was detached, moved across the road and used for services during construction of the present Gothic Revival structure. The church became a parish in 1974. Originally known as St. James, the St. John the Baptist congregation is the oldest Catholic congregation in Livingston County.
HM NumberHM21A6
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1982
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 270624 N 4723622
Decimal Degrees42.63090000, -83.79735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 37.854', W 83° 47.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 37' 51.24" N, 83° 47' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)517, 586, 989, 248, 734,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1931 N Hacker Rd, Howell MI 48843, US
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