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Near Mt. Horeb in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Springdale Lutheran Church

 
 
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By William J. Toman, April 23, 2011
1. Springdale Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. Norwegians came to this peaceful area of rolling hills and valleys in 1846 and organized a Lutheran congregation in 1852, holding services outdoors and in homes. These God-fearing people purchased 2 acres of land for a church and cemetery in Springdale Township in 1861. Following the Norwegian tradition, they built their church on a hill. The original building was 32 x 48 feet with walls 25 feet high. The 25 foot steeple was added in 1877. The regionally-unique design, attributed to Aslak Olsen Lie, a pioneer member of the congregation, has 4 tiers with arched dormer windows, topped by a wood ornament. The 1000 pound Meneely bell was cast in Troy, New York. The present larger church, built in 1895, retains the original steeple. An exact copy replaced the weathered ornament in 1983. The stained glass windows are memorials to the pioneers whose descendants still worship here.
 
Erected 1988 by the Dane County Historical Society and Springdale Lutheran Church. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.359′ N, 89° 41.485′ W. Marker is near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the
Springdale Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 23, 2011
2. Springdale Lutheran Church Marker
intersection of Town Hall Road and U.S. 18-151, on the right when traveling north on Town Hall Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2752 Town Hall Road, Mount Horeb WI 53572, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Town (approx. 2 miles away); Donald Park (approx. 3 miles away); Pioneer Scottish Settlement (approx. 4.3 miles away); German Valley (approx. 5.3 miles away); Brigham Park (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Brigham Park (approx. 6.6 miles away); Blue Mounds Fort (approx. 6.9 miles away); Elvers Corner (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Springdale Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 23, 2011
3. Springdale Lutheran Church Marker
Springdale Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 23, 2011
4. Springdale Lutheran Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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