Near Longview in Champaign County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of German Lutheran Immanuel Church
Site dedicated August 12, 2001 for the 125th Anniversary
Erected 2001 by Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Location. 39° 55.397′ N, 88° 3.652′ W. Marker is near Longview, Illinois, in Champaign County. Marker is on County Route 300N ¼ mile east of County Route 2100E, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longview IL 61852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former Site of Orizaba IL (approx. 2 miles away); Community Honor Roll of Those Who Served (approx. 2.7 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 7.1 miles away); Croghan Treaty with Pontiac On The Bloomington Road / The Clark Neighborhood (approx. 11.3 miles away); Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail (approx. 11.3 miles away); Lincoln in Tolono (approx. 11½ miles away); Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stop (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
Regarding Site of German Lutheran Immanuel Church. Original church records gave congregation location as "Orizaba" Illinois. The church grew out of mission contacts from St. John Lutheran Church in Champaign, Illinois, by Rev. Grupe, who also served Lutherans at Sidney, Philo, and Sadorus. Church history and records are available at the Urbana Free Library Archives in Urbana, Illinois. The village of Broadlands is almost equidistant from the marker.
1. donor of stone
A second small plaque at the bottom of the stone notes the large rock was donated by Theodore and Jane Gray.
— Submitted October 2, 2015, by Sally Duchow of Champaign, Illinois.
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