Greensky Hill Mission

Greensky Hill Mission

Here in the 1840's the Chippewa Indian missionary, Peter Greensky, established a Protestant mission in an area where legend says Indian chiefs once held their councils. New trees have been planted in an arrangement similar to that of the trees that made up the original council circle. Mission services first were held in a rude building of boughs and bark. In the 1850's the Indians built the present church. It is a fine example of the old log style construction with hand-hewn timbers and notched corners. Windows, doors, and much of the lumber were brought by canoe from Traverse City to Pine Lake (now Lake Charlevoix) and then carried two miles to this site. Methodist services for the Indian congregation have been held here regularly to the present.
photo of Greensky Hill Mission

Registered Site L0026
Erected 1964

Location: County Road 630
Hayes Township, Charlevoix County

Topics:
Churches and Religious Buildings
Native Americans

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Latitude: 45.328043353, Longitude: -85.18579959

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