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Conover in Catawba County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. John's Church

 
 
St. John's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Parker, March 8, 2024
1. St. John's Church Marker
Inscription.  Lutheran. Organized prior to 1798. J.G. Arends was first pastor. Building, the fourth on site, is 1/4 mile east.
 
Erected by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number O-64.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 35° 43.933′ N, 81° 11.663′ W. Marker is in Conover, North Carolina, in Catawba County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 16 and St. John's Church Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 16. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conover NC 28613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Concordia College (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bunker Hill Covered Bridge (approx. 4.4 miles away); Covered Bridges (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Bunker Hill Covered Bridge (approx. 4˝ miles away);
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Herman Haupt (approx. 4˝ miles away); Charles H. Mebane (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lutheran Church Tablet (approx. 4.7 miles away); Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  St. John's Conover. (Submitted on July 5, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
St. John's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. St. John's Church Marker
St. John's Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
3. St. John's Church
St. John's Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Parker, March 8, 2024
4. St. John's Church Cornerstone
Destroyed by fire 2001 Rebuilt 2003 To Glorify Christ
St. John's Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Parker, March 8, 2024
5. St. John's Church Cornerstone
Erected 1798 Rebuilt 1883 Rebuilt 1948
Memorial on the Site of the First Church Building of St John's Lutheran Congregation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Parker, March 8, 2024
6. Memorial on the Site of the First Church Building of St John's Lutheran Congregation
Located on the west side of the current building in the cemetery
Gravestone of Johann Godfried Arends, first pastor at St John's Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Parker, August 28, 2023
7. Gravestone of Johann Godfried Arends, first pastor at St John's Lutheran Church
Arends is buried at Old White Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, NC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2024. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 8, 2024, by Mark Parker of Hickory, North Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 17, 2024, by Mark Parker of Hickory, North Carolina.   7. submitted on March 8, 2024, by Mark Parker of Hickory, North Carolina.

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