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Sugar Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Meetings of this congregation were held in the Foster neighborhood as early as 1836. In that year, at the residence of A. J. Foster, the Rev. William C. McKamy was ordained a minister of the gospel, being the first minister ordained in the county. Meetings were held off and on in groves, dwellings and school houses until 1865 or '66, when the present church structure was erected. It is a good frame, about 36x48 feet, and cost $3,000. It stands on section 2, of Eldorado township. The elders are Wm. D. Foster and Samuel J. Foster. I. N. Foster is clerk. The membership at present is about 60. The present preacher is J. S. Crawford.

Source: The History of McDonough County, together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of the representative citizens, 1885, page 446. Transcribed by Karl A. Petersen

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