Waldheim in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Built by German Settlers
Dedicated September 12, 1875 as
The Rev. J.B.A. Ahrens, D.D.
Presiding elder, Louisiana District
German Mission Conference of East Texas and Louisiana
Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Services in German and English for Many Years.
GERMAN SETTLEMENT CAMP GROUNDS
Erected approximately 100 feet east of the Church
under the leadership of
THE REV. GABRIEL R. ELLIS
First service held September 22, 1887.
Annual Camp Meetings which were held for 20 years
drew thousands of persons to worship.
METHODIST HISTORIC SITE
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1875.
Location. 30° 32.856′ N, 90° 1.335′ W. Marker is in Waldheim, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker is on State Highway 21, 0.3 miles north of Cleland Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Homestead of Walker Percy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Abita Springs (approx. 4.8 miles away); St. Tammany Parish World War I Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Bicentennial Covington #2 (approx. 6.3 miles away); Walker Percy (approx. 6.4 miles away); Covington (approx. 6.4 miles away); Public "Ox Lot" Parking (approx. 6˝ miles away); Doodlebug (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2017.