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Charlette Amalie, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
 

Frederick Lutheran Church

 
 
Frederick Lutheran Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Frederick Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. In 1666, the same year that the Danish West India Company took possession of St. Thomas, this congregation was founded by Pastor K.J. Slagelse as an outpost of the Evangelical (Lutheran) State Church of Denmark. Worshipping at first in private homes, a wooden chapel was later erected in the Christiansfort courtyard. When outgrown by the congregation, this property was provided and the present structure completed in 1793.

Since 1917, with the transfer of the Virgin Islands to the United States, Frederick Lutheran Church has been part of the Lutheran Church in America.

Although gutted by fire in 1826 and damaged by a hurricane in 1870, the structure remains solid and was completely restored in 1973 in conjunction with the 180th anniversary of the buildings dedication.
A.D. 1974

 
Location. 18° 20.501′ N, 64° 55.79′ W. Marker is in Charlette Amalie, St Thomas. Marker is at the intersection of Norre Gade and Kirke Strade, on the right when traveling west on Norre Gade. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlette Amalie, St Thomas 00801, U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Thomas Community Bandmaster (within shouting distance of this marker in US Virgin Islands);
Frederick Lutheran Church and Marker (R) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2011
2. Frederick Lutheran Church and Marker (R)
America's First Lady Addressed the People of St. Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Christian (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Thomas' Liberty Bell Reproduction: (about 90 meters away); Arthur S. Fairchild (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Philanthropy in the National Park Service (approx. 14.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Laurance Rockefeller (approx. 14.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park (approx. 14.5 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Charlette Amalie.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 672 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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