Near Madison in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Hebron Lutheran Church
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JE-4.)
Location. 38° 23.728′ N, 78° 15.271′ W. Marker is near Madison, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on North Blue Ridge Turnpike (Virginia Route 231) south of Hebron Church Road (County Route 638), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison VA 22727, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); James L. Kemper Residence Joseph Early Home (approx. 4.4 miles away); Oak Grove Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); A Camp of Stonewall Jackson’s (approx. 5.8 miles away); Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 6.1 miles away); Engagement at James City (approx. 6.6 miles away); Battle of James City (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
More about this marker. This marker replaces a marker with this same number titled “Hebron Church” from the late 1920s that stood 6 miles further north on this highway. It read “One mile south stands Hebron Church, the oldest Lutheran church in the South, built about 1740. The first communion service bears the date, Mary 13, 1727; another date, March 28, 1737. The organ was built in 1800.”
Regarding Hebron Lutheran Church. Church is one mile from this marker on Hebron Church Road at Blankenbaker Road.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Mitchells Presbyterian Church in Culpeper
Also see . . .
1. The Germanna Colonies In Virginia — History. “In 1717, a Second Colony of Germans came to Germanna and were settled across the river from Germanna in the Great Fork. They were Lutherans from the Palatinate and Baden-Wurttemberg regions of Germany. They paid passage to their intended destination, Pennsylvania, but the captain landed in Virginia where he demanded more money. Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood paid this extortion, in exchange for an indenture of 7 years on the Germans. The truth of the matter here is that the Captain, Andrew Tarbett was in cahoots with Governor Spotswood, and this additional money was the captain’s “bonus” for bringing the Germans to Virginia rather than Pennsylvania. ...
“The Colonists of 1717 and 1719 remained in the Germanna neighborhood until 1725 or 1726 when they acquired land in Madison County. Many of these names are prominent in Madison and the surrounding area today. The Hebron Lutheran Church in Madison County remains today with an active congregation after being built by these Germanna Settlers in 1740.” (Submitted on June 1, 2008.)
2. Hebron Lutheran Church. “Located (Submitted on June 1, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,320 times since then and 91 times this year. Last updated on October 17, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 1, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 8, 9. submitted on October 2, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.