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Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Frederick Lutheran Church

 
 
Frederick Lutheran Church Marker image. 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 Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, in 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: St Thomas VI 00801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Thomas Community Bandmaster (within shouting distance of this marker); America's First Lady Addressed the People of St. Thomas
Frederick Lutheran Church and Marker (R) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2011
2. Frederick Lutheran Church and Marker (R)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Christian (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Thomas' Liberty Bell Reproduction: (about 300 feet away); Skytsborg (about 800 feet away); Arthur S. Fairchild (approx. 1.6 miles away); Philanthropy in the National Park Service (approx. 9 miles away); Laurance Rockefeller (approx. 9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlotte Amalie.
 
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