Wayne County Michigan
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INKSTER (formerly Moulin Rouge)

This place, laid out in 1839 is on the northeast quarter of section 25, and is named after Robert Inkster, one of the early settlers. The post-office was formerly called Moulin Rouge (Red Mills). It is on the Michigan Central Railroad.

The Methodist Episcopal Church at this place formed part of the Huron Mission in 1832, and has always been attached to either Wayne or Dearborn. The church building was erected in 1860. It will seat 250, and is worth about $2,000.

The East Nankin Presbyterian Church, located about two miles west of Inkster, was organized in August, 1840. Their church building was first used on October 1, 1846. It will seat 140, and is worth about $300. They had 17 members in 1840; 26 in 1850; 36 in 1860; 55 in 1870; 44 in 1880; and 52 in 1889. The first pastor, Rev. Joshua A. Clayton, served from 1840 to 1845, when the church building was erected. The society left the old school Presbyterian body, and organized as an associate Presbyterian Society subordinate to the Associate Presbytery of Richland, Ohio. Joseph McClintock then served for two years, and was followed by stated supplies at short intervals, no less than forty different ministers of the Associate and United Presbyterian Churches serving until September, 1872, when the church left the United Presbyterian Synod and joined the Detroit Presbytery.

Source: History of Detroit and Michigan, Silas Farmer, 1890



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