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Guide to the Pioneer Congregational Church
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  • 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



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    Please credit California State Library.

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    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    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.
    Sacramento (Calif.)--Social life and customs.


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


    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