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Near Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
1. Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  Second oldest congregation in the Texas-Louisiana Synod, United Lutheran Church in America. The founding occurred on March 24, 1867, under leadership of the Rev. C. C. Rudi, who had just moved to the Swiss Alp area. A ten-acre church site was donated by John and Christina Knippa by deed of March 29, 1869. Cedar was donated by J. F. Melcher and the Knippas, and original log church was built in 1869. In Feb. 1877 the cemetery was established and in Nov. 1877 an adjoining tract of 44.5 acres was added. The present church building was erected in 1889-90.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4006.)
 
Location. 29° 47.691′ N, 96° 56.393′ W. Marker is near Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 3171 2 miles west of U.S. 77, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2038 FM 3171, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Augustine Haidusek
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By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
2. Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church marker is on the left, United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery marker is on the right.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); The Oldest Czech Settlement (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 3.7 miles away); Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. 3.8 miles away); Creuzbaur's Battery, C.S.A. (approx. 5.4 miles away); Catholic Life Insurance (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
3. Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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