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Schaefferstown in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Luke Lutheran Church

 
 
Saint Luke Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
1. Saint Luke Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. This site marks the colonial meeting place of the region's earliest Christian congregation, dating to the 1730s. Under Pastor Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg, the congregation joined the Lutheran Synod in 1771. As an army hospital during the Revolutionary War, this edifice was badly damaged. Following the restoration, the congregation applied to the Federal Government for restitution. Later Pastor Muhlenberg served as the first and fourth Speaker of the House of Representatives under President George Washington.
 
Location. 40° 17.879′ N, 76° 17.565′ W. Marker is in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles east of Church Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schaefferstown PA 17088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schaefferstown Water Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Albright (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hopewell Forge Mansion (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort Zeller (approx. 4.9 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 5.4 miles away); Caspar Wistar (approx. 6 miles away); Tulpehocken Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Grubb's First Forge (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Saint Luke Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 6, 2010
2. Saint Luke Lutheran Church

1. Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Saint Luke Lutheran Church website. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraGovernmentWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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