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Mission Hill in Yankton County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Vangen Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

1869 -

 
 
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By Roger Dean Meyer, June 13, 2012
1. Vangen Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  
Following earlier missionary work, this church began in Dakota Territory among Scandinavian Lutherans as early as 1861, and was organized October 8, 1864 with Reverend Emil Christenson as minister. The church built in 1869 was built of lumber hauled by “volunteers” from Sioux City by ox team. It is the oldest Lutheran Church still standing in the Dakotas.

Hebrews: 13.8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday-today and forever”.

 
Erected 1961 by Jarl and Wilner Holman.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 42° 53.566′ N, 97° 15.885′ W. Marker is in Mission Hill, South Dakota, in Yankton County. Marker can be reached from 308th Street one mile east of 446th Avenue, on the left. Church and marker are located at end of driveway north from 308th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mission Hill SD 57046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Post Vermillion Or Dickson's Post (approx. 5.3 miles away); Cramer - Kenyon Home
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(approx. 6.4 miles away); Courthouse Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); West Wall / Yankton Stockade (approx. 7 miles away); Pierre Dorion, Sr. (approx. 7.1 miles away); Meridian Highway (approx. 8.3 miles away in Nebraska); Scenic Missouri Valley (approx. 8.3 miles away in Nebraska); Meeting the Yankton Sioux (approx. 8.3 miles away in Nebraska).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
 
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