First Presbyterian Church

City: Springfield

County: Sangamon

State: Illinois

Sometimes known as "Lincoln's Church," the First Presbyterian Church is the oldest church group in Springfield, Illinois. Nineteen men and women organized the church on January 30, 1828, at the home of John Todd, Mary Lincoln's uncle. The Lincolns began attending services there in 1850, following Eddy's death, and they purchased a pew for $36. Abraham never joined the church, although Mary did in 1852. Tad was baptized there.

Roger E. Chapin, Ten Ministers: A History of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois, 1828-1953 (n.p., 1953).