Eden in Concho County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Trinity Lutheran Church
The Rev. Mr. Karcher and his wife made Eden their home in 1919. He began conducting religious education classes. A church constitution was adopted in 1921. In 1923 the parsonage was the site of the first Central Texas Pastoral Conference. A frame chapel was erected beside the parsonage
The church has been led by many dedicated pastors; one became president of the Texas district and another served as president of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. The congregation chose this site in 1946 for a new church and parsonage. The church was dedicated in 1950. Prolonged drought in the 1950s caused many to leave west Texas, causing a decline in church membership. By 1957, however, hope was renewed for both the parish and the area at large. Trinity Lutheran Church continues the traditions of its founders.
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12540.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 31° 12.972′ N, 99° 51.01′ W. Marker is in Eden, Texas, in Concho County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Broadway Street (U.S. 87) and Mason Street, on the right when traveling east on W. Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 728 W Broadway St, Eden TX 76837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church of Eden (approx. 0.2 miles away); On April 21, 1836 (approx. ¼ mile away); Eden (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Earl Rudder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eden Church of Christ (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Ira C. Eaker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneers Rest Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eden United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eden.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.