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Near Middlebrook in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
1. Mount Tabor Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. Shenandoah Valley circuit-riding preacher Paul Henkel formed Mount Tabor Lutheran Church about 1785, several miles to the east. It shared a log building with St. Johnís, a Lutheran and Reformed union congregation. Under the direction of David Frederick Bittle, the Mount Tabor con- gregation moved here in 1838 and built a brick church within the current cemetery. In 1842 Bittle and Christopher C. Baughman organized a preparatory school for boys in the church parsonage about a mile west. The school became the Virginia Collegiate Institute in 1845. It moved to Salem in 1847, where it became Roanoke College in 1853. Construction of the present church building was completed in 1889.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-106.)
 
Location. 38° 4.702′ N, 79° 11.493′ W. Marker is near Middlebrook, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Mt. Tabor Road (County Route 694) 0.1 miles north of Middlebrook Road (Virginia Route 252), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 334 Mt. Tabor Road, Middlebrook VA 24459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Institute (here, next to
Two Markers on Church Grounds image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
2. Two Markers on Church Grounds
this marker); Middlebrook Historic District (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Roanoke College (approx. 4.3 miles away); Avenue of Trees (approx. 4.7 miles away); Augusta County Training School (approx. 5.8 miles away); West View (approx. 6.3 miles away); Augusta County Confederates Plaque (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middlebrook.
 
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Mount Tabor Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
3. Mount Tabor Lutheran Church
Mount Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
4. Mount Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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