When I say the church in Hersey, you might think of chocolate since it is the most well-known chocolate bar in the country. People even know there is a town in Pennsylvania named Hershey, but there is a town in central Michigan called Hersey. The town was named after Nathan Hersey a trapper and the first white man to visit the area. In town stands a beautiful wooden church. The historical marker next to the church proudly displays its history which reads:
The First Congregational Church of Hersey was formally organized in 1870. Services were held in a local schoolhouse for three years. Delos A. Blodgett — early explorer, prominent lumberman and first settler of the area — donated the land and lumber for this church, which was built in 1873-74 at a cost of $3,000. It features handsome leaded-glass windows and a pyramidal steeple. Michigan white pine graces both the exterior and interior, including a handmade pulpit.
I see a lot of old churches on my travels around the state and many have been updated with vinyl or aluminum siding. I can definitely understand having easy to maintain siding but I love that this church still has its wooden exterior.
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