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Near Mt. Sidney in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church traces its existence to 1789 when Shenandoah Valley circuit preacher Paul Henkel held services for the German community in a schoolhouse nearby at Seawright Springs. By 1805, the congregation had built a frame structure on land deeded by Mary and Samuel King. The old Salem cemetery contains several headstones with German inscriptions that date to the early 19th century. In 1859 a new building was constructed. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s mother, Ida Stover, became a member of the congregation in 1875. The present brick church, dedicated in 1929, just north of here.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-102.)
 
Location. 38° 16.674′ N, 78° 59.034′ W. Marker is near Mt. Sidney, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Salem Church Road (County Route 804) and Burke’s Mill Road, on the right when traveling north on Salem Church Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 417 Salem Church Rd, Mount Sidney VA 24467, United States of America.
 
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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Augusta Stone Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Augusta Stone Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Rev. John Craig (approx. 2.8 miles away); Augusta Military Academy (approx. 2.9 miles away); Willow Spout (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rockingham County / Augusta County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 5 miles away); Sheridan's Last Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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