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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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July 18, 2021
1. Vangen Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
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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.

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

 
Erected 1961 by Jarl and Wilner Holman. (Marker Number 323.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 42° 55.565′ N, 97° 15.884′ W. Marker is in Mission Hill, South Dakota, in Yankton County. Marker can be reached from 308th Street, 3 miles north of State Highway 50, on the right when traveling west. Church and marker are located at end of driveway north from 308th Street, within Vangen Church Cemetery.
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July 18, 2021
2. Vangen Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church & Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44664 308th St, Mission Hill SD 57046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Post Vermillion Or Dickson's Post (approx. 6.1 miles away); Hanging of Jack McCall (approx. 7 miles away); Charles Francois Picotte (approx. 7.2 miles away); Yankton College (approx. 7.2 miles away); Cramer - Kenyon Home (approx. 7.3 miles away); First Building at Yankton Site (approx. 7.3 miles away); First Capitol Building of Dakota Territory (approx. 7.4 miles away); First Territorial Capital (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
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July 18, 2021
3. Vangen Church Cemetery
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By Roger Dean Meyer, June 13, 2012
4. Vangen Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on July 21, 2021. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2021.   4. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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