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Athens in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Zion Lutheran Church

Justus Falkner

— 1703-1723 —

 
 
Zion Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
1. Zion Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  
Zion Lutheran Church had as its first pastor Justus Falkner, 1703-1723, ordained-Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1703. His was the first ordination of a Protestant clergyman in America
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is October 24, 1703.
 
Location. 42° 16.105′ N, 73° 48.311′ W. Marker is in Athens, New York, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Street (New York State Route 385) and Rice Street, on the left when traveling north on North Washington Street. Located on the east face of the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Washington Street, Athens NY 12015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A. Van Loon House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steamboat Disaster (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pride Flag (approx. 0.6 miles away); Northrup House (approx. ¾ mile away); Jan Van Loon House (approx. 0.8 miles
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away); Athens Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hudson, New York (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .
1. Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, New York (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Zion Lutheran Church - National Archives. National Register of Historic Places documentation (Submitted on February 13, 2024, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Zion Lutheran Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. Zion Lutheran Church and Marker
Marker is the plaque on the right side of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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