Guide to the Pioneer Congregational Church

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Guide to the Pioneer Congregational Church



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pioneer Congregational Church
Box Number: 1554
Creator: Pioneer Congregational Church (Sacramento, Calif.)
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pioneer Congregational Church, California State Library.

Access Points

Babson, Seth--Diaries.
Benton, Joseph A. (Joseph Augustine), 1818-1892.
Pioneer Congregational United Church (Sacramento, Calif.)--History.
Church records and registers--California--Sacramento.
Frontier and pioneer Life--California--Sacramento.
Pioneers--California.
Sacramento (Calif.)--Social life and customs.

Contents

Diary of Seth Babson; church records; photocopy of address by Loyal Lincoln Wirt, "Reminiscences of Rev. Joseph Augustine Benton, D.D."

History

Pioneer Church is the oldest organized church in Sacramento. On September 16, 1849, in the schoolhouse on the northwest corner of I and 3rd Streets, a small group of men voted to form the First Church of Christ Congregational, in Sacramento City. Rev. Joseph A. Benton, the first pastor, was one of the leading California pioneers.

Related Collections

Rev. Joseph A. Benton Collection

Container List

Box Box 1554

Diary of Seth Babson; church records; photocopy of address by Loyal Lincoln Wirt, "Reminiscences of Rev. Joseph Augustine Benton, D.D."