First Presbyterian Church in Illinois
The marker is located on the east side of US 45.about halfway between Enfield and Norris City.
United Presbyterian Church in the USA and The Illinois State Historical Society
In 1816 the Reverend James McGready of Kentucky organized Sharon, the first Presbyterian Church in Illinois, with Peter Miller, James Mayes, and James Rutledge as ruling elders. Three miles northeast of this site B. F. Spilman, active Presbyterian Church organizer, was ordained in 1824; .5 mile east is the present building and the 1817 cemetery.
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