Map of Wethersfield churches

Dean R. Karau

Map of Wethersfield churches
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Dean R. Karau

In my new book, The History of Wethersfield 2.0 (available on Amazon, with proceeds goign to the Kewanee Historical Society), I traced the history of Wethersfield churches from the village’s founding in 1836-37 to the founding of Kewanee in 1854.

Here’s a brief history of Kewanee’s churches in the first quarter century of our hometown’s history.

The First Baptist Church organized in Wethersfield in 1851. It planned, but never completed, a church building on Tenney St., and then it relocated to Kewanee in 1854 to become the First Baptist Church. Initially, the members worshipped in Cutter’s and Syke’s Halls and other church buildings. Finally, they erected a church at the northeast corner of Main and Third Sts. in 1867. (No. 1 on the 1876 Kewanee map.)

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