October 10, 1831: James H. Slavens preached the first sermon ever delivered in Springfield, at the home of William Fulbright on West Walnut Street.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.